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Wednesday, August 22


NPH priority bills AB 2923 (Chiu and Grayson) and AB 2562 (Mullin) were passed by Senate Appropriations last week in an exciting Suspense File day move, and now head to the Senate Floor. AB 2923 would enable the creation of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations. AB 2562 would create more affordable housing across California by granting HCD the authority to adjust its interest rates on loans coupled with federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to make affordable housing projects more feasible.

It is critical that we deliver a strong message to Senators to pass these bills. AB 2923, the BART transit-oriented development accelerator bill, especially needs our help in getting over the finish line

The Senate may take up AB 2923 for a floor vote as early as TODAY. Learn more about this bill and then show your support as well! Click here to use NPH’s convenient online tool to get in touch with your Senator and urge them to vote YES on this important bill.


Join us…


Our conference is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss the biggest, most exciting affordable housing convening in the Bay Area! Join us to connect with industry leaders, learn about critical policies and trends impacting our work, get inspired at our plenary and panel, and attend workshops to improve our movement and industry as a whole. 

** View the 2018 Conference workshop slate here **

Our 39th Annual Affordable Housing Fall conference is on Friday, September 21 at the San Francisco Marriott. Join us as we continue #buildingmomentum for our movement and making strides for our industry!

Early bird tickets are almost gone! Secure your tickets by Friday, August 24, to receive the discounted rates. 

Show your support for NPH’s work and affordable housing. The deadline for sponsorship inclusion in the printed conference programs is Friday, August 24.



NPH is working hard to get ready for November opportunities. Led by NPH Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement JR Starrett and Kevin Zwick, NPH Board Campaigns Committee Chair and CEO of Housing Trust Silicon Valley, staff provided a briefing on statewide and local ballot measures to the NPH regional steering committee last week. Speaking to more than 50 Bay Area non-profit affordable housing leaders, NPH was proud to deliver the news that affordable housing is leading the ballot in California.

From statewide measures Prop 1 and Prop 2, to local opportunities in Santa Rosa, BerkeleyNapa County, Santa Cruz County, and San Jose, NPH is supporting, organizing, and convening efforts to educate members and supporters about these exciting opportunities. If all measures are approved by voters, our communities would secure an additional $7 billion of investments for affordable housing!

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Join our team…


NPH is hiring for two positions and we encourage you to submit your applications – or share these opportunities – as soon as possible! 

Fundraising & Membership Associate – Full-Time
The Fundraising & Membership Associate is a skilled professional responsible for supporting strategy coordination and execution for NPH’s fundraising (which includes grants, donations, and event sponsorships) and membership activities. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and organized, have excellent written and oral communications skills, be committed to quality work, thrive in fast-paced environments, and have a proactive and collaborative approach to working with colleagues, members, and partners. For full job description and how to apply click here.

Communications Assistant – Part-Time
A successful Communications Assistant will love digital communications and have experience with email and social media programs, familiarity in CRMs (ideally, Mailchimp, SalsaLabs, and Salesforce), social media (Facebook and Twitter), and WordPress. The Communications Assistant should have a gift for writing and a strong eye for editing – specifically, writing copy for email programs, blog posts, and social media. For full job description and how to apply click here.


See upcoming events…


Thursday, August 23: What Lies Beneath — Top 10 Lurking Dangers in Construction Contracts. In the sprint to closing a construction loan for an affordable housing project, the construction contract is frequently overlooked and often misunderstood. NPH’s August Brown Bag workshop will discuss the 10 most significant provisions, including some hidden risk allocation provisions and other clauses that appear harmless to the untrained eye, but, in fact, fundamentally alter the owner’s expectations. SORRY – THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. 

Tuesday, August 28: HVAC & Title 24 – Not Just Hot Air! Join a panelist of experts, convened by the Emerging Peer Leaders Network (ELPN), to explore HVAC systems and Title 24, a new code that may impact the decisions you make about building systems. Shannon Allison from Integral Group and Ryan Jang from Leddy Maytum Stacy Architecture will dive into the depths of hydronic, electric, forced air, and heat pump systems, while Nick Young from the Association for Energy Affordability will share how the new Title 24 has caused a shift in greener projects. At the workshop, you will both learn about the new systems as well as the impacts it could have on all future projects. Not only will you learn about new systems, but also the impacts it could have on all future projects. Register here.


Build Momentum with NPH! In addition to supporting our critical work, all NPH memberships come with an array of benefits, member-only exclusives, and discounts on industry events and workshops.

Be  sure to join or renew your membership to take advantage of member rates for our Fall Conference!

Help build a future where everyone has a place to call home.
Organizational and individual memberships are available


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Thursday, 09/06: EBHO’s 14th Annual Interfaith Breakfast. Join EBHO for a morning of spiritual renewal, community building, and inspiration at Good Shepherd Luthern Church in Concord. 


Thursday, 9/6: Chinatown CDC Grand Re-Opening at 990 Pacific. Please join Chinatown CDC and partners from the City of San Francisco and Bank of America in celebrating the renovation of 990 Pacific Avenue, the second of four Chinatown public housing properties to be rehabilitated as part of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Corner of Pacific & Mason, 11:15am.

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Tuesday, 9/11: Housing Leadership Council "Brews & Views" Speaker Series. Please join Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County for a conversation about farmland affordable housing at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Featuring Rich Gordon (CEO of CA Forestry Assc. and former State Assembly Speaker), Allison Dykens (Half Moon Bay resident) and Ben Wright (Farmland Program Manager for POST), this panel will discuss the past, present, and future of development on the coastside. 

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Wednesday – Friday, 09/12 – 14: NACEDA 10th Anniversary Summit. Join with NACEDA in Philadelphia for their 10th anniversary summit to explore what’s working to advance prosperity in lower-income communities around the country and learn about state and regional strategies that you can adapt and transform back home.


Friday, 09/14: EBALDC’s 43rd Annual Gala Celebration. Join East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation as they celebrate 43 years of building healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhoods. 

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Monday, 9/24: Housing Trust Silicon Valley "On the House!" Join Housing Trust Silicon Valley in downtown San Jose for an evening with friends and colleagues. Enjoy food, drinks and networking while celebrating another year of creating affordable housing opportunities in the greater Bay Area!

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Friday, 09/28: Chinatown CDC’s 41st Anniversary Gala. Join Chinatown CDC for a celebration of its rich history of community and advocacy at the Hyatt Regency from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m.

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Friday, 9/28: CCH Annual Gala — Celebrating Diversity, Building Dignity. Indulge your inner foodie while supporting affordable housing at CCH’s Annual Gala at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland as CCH serves savory dishes and sweet desserts representing the various cultural backgrounds of many of the residents living at CCH communities. 

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Saturday, 10/20: Housing Leadership Day. Join Housing Leadership Council at San Mateo County’s premier housing policy conference, bringing together elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and the nonprofit housing community to design, refine, and build the public support needed for the policies that will address the root cause of the affordable housing crisis. 

Save the Date

Friday, 11/02: Framing the Future. Join Habitat for Humanity San Francisco for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton sociologist, Matthew Desmond, who casts his expert eye over the affordable housing crisis facing San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin.

Learn more

Special Opportunity: Sonoma County NOFA. The Sonoma County Community Development Commission requests proposals for housing projects to receive funding from the County Fund for Housing and Partnership Health Grant.

Click here for more information and application materials.

Thank you for your support for affordable housing. Together, we can build a future where everyone has access to a safe, healthy, affordable home!

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