Sacramento, CA – The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), the collective voice of affordable housing in the Bay Area, today announced their opposition to Prop. 27, the out-of-state corporate online sports betting ballot measure.
“NPH is always working towards solutions that will ensure a future where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home, but Proposition 27 isn’t the answer,” said Amie Fishman, Executive Director of NPH. “Proposition 27 is unlikely to meet its promises on homelessness and mental health because it is full of loopholes and deductions that will only benefit the online sports betting operators that will take their profits out of state and away from our Native American tribes. We stand in solidarity with California tribal communities, and all those in need of affordable housing and homeless solutions.”
NPH joins housing and homeless advocates, including the California Coalition for Rural Housing; the Coalition on Homelessness – San Francisco; Desert Sanctuary; Family Assistance Program; and Step Up in urging Californians to vote NO on Prop. 27.
Founded in 1979, NPH is the leading voice of the affordable housing movement of the Bay Area. As a membership organization of more than 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, the collective NPH community has created tens of thousands of affordable homes and supported hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents and community members.
In addition, local government groups, such as the League of California Cities and the Central Valley Mayors & Elected Officials Coalition; local elected officials; the California Teachers Association; the California Democratic Party, veterans’ organizations; health groups; community, civil rights and public safety organizations; business organizations; and more than 50 Native American tribes are opposed to Proposition 27. Visit www.NoProp27.org for more information.