CALeg is back, ballots get set, and more! (NPH E-News)

Santa Cruz Sentinel: It’s time to refocus on housing
August 6, 2018
Register Pajaronian: “County supervisors approve housing bond, sales tax measure”
August 8, 2018


The Voice of Affordable Housing


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Wednesday, August 8


The California State Legislature returned this week from summer recess and affordable housing policy promises to be a critical focus in the weeks ahead. Five of NPH’s priority bills are still in play, and we’re counting on our supporters and members to help lift them to the top of lawmakers’ agendas.

Among top considerations is AB 2923, which would enable the creation of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations. "Proposals like AB 2923 are the answer to our region’s dual challenges: solutions that recognize that housing and traffic are not problems with an either/or solution, but a both/and approach. By building more affordable homes near BART transit nodes, we can both create more housing and reduce congestion on our roads," said NPH Policy Director Michael Lane in a Mercury News column. 

Click here to read the full column. And then show your support as well! Click here to use NPH’s handy Action Center tools to contact your lawmaker on AB 2923 and other priority housing bills.



Exciting news out of Santa Cruz County as the Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to refer a $140 million affordable housing bond to the November ballot to create local affordable housing options and opportunities! In case you’ve lost track, this means that voters will have the opportunity to support affordable housing through local measures this November: Santa Rosa, BerkeleyNapa County, and now Santa Cruz County

And regardless of where you live, every voter in the state of California will have the opportunity to vote for housing. Prop 1, the statewide Veterans and Affordable Housing measure, will build affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness, and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. And Prop 2, the statewide No Place Like Home measure, will create supportive housing for people suffering from chronic homelessness.

NPH has been proud to support our members, local working groups, and statewide coalition in pursuing these electoral strategies, with research, technical expertise, and sharing strategy and lessons learned from our 2016 successes in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. Stay tuned for more news about our work, our endorsements, and how you can get involved from NPH Action Fund.


Join our team…


Please join us in welcoming Hilda Morones to the NPH team! Hilda joins us as Administrative Associate to help manage all things administration and operations. She is a motivated member of our team and is excited to join NPH after making a life change to pursue a passion of volunteer work and nonprofit support. She most recently tutored and taught essay writing to high school students via 826LA, Echo Park.

Before joining NPH, Hilda worked in accounts, events, and office management at various San Francisco organizations. She has a strong background in writing and editing, and has worked in freelance copy and content writing for 5 years. Hilda studied Journalism and rowed Division I crew at Gonzaga University and studied Broadcasting at San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and two dogs, Peter and Parker.



Inspired by Hilda? Join our team! NPH is hiring for two positions: 

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 all NPH events…


  • Thursday, August 16: Positioning Yourself on the Spectrum of Identity, Power and Privilege. Co-hosted by NPH and ELPN and organized by the Open Architecture Collaborative and the Association of Community Design (ACD), this workshop includes interactive activities and a discussion of how practitioners might be perceived as outsiders in communities who have experienced a different social context related to power, privilege, and oppression. The goal is to establish a reference vocabulary for personal introspection while laying the foundation of an ongoing self-reflective practice. Register here.

  • 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. Register here.

  • Friday, September 21: NPH Building Momentum Fall Conference. Join NPH for our largest, most exciting housing conference yet as we continue #buildingmomentum for our movement and making strides for our industry. Like last year’s conference, we expect a packed house tuning in for our diverse workshops, plenary speakers, networking and more. Act now to reserve your ticket at early bird prices for this year’s conference at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Secure early bird tickets now.

    • Have you considered sponsoring the NPH Conference? In addition to supporting NPH’s critical work, Conference sponsors receive a number of perks including visibility, conference passes, and more. To make sure you are included in the Conference program, submit your sponsorship commitment to by August 17! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and see the list of current sponsors at our Conference page.


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.
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Monday, 8/13: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Understanding Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones, a new investment tool designed to drive long-term equity capital to low-income communities nationwide. But what does this mean for designated low-income communities and the array of organizations that serve them? Join the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Enterprise Community Partners, and PolicyLink for a knowledge-sharing event about Opportunity Zones.


Thursday, 08/16: EAH Housing’s 50th Anniversary. Join EAH Housing in celebrating their 50th Anniversary! This is an opportunity for business partners, advocates and supporters to come together and discuss the past, present, and future of EAH Housing and the important role of affordable housing in society today.


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. 


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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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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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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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. Workshop proposals accepted through August 9!

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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

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Monday, 11/12: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Housing Development Training Institute. Applications are now open for LISC’s 2018-19 California Statewide Affordable Housing Development Training Institute Fundamentals (HDTI) for non-profit community development corporations. Approximately 40-45 participants will be selected by the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego LISC offices to participate in this yearlong comprehensive training in affordable housing development within a community development context.

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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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