NPH in the News

San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls… frustrated advocates look ahead

"This year’s most controversial piece of housing legislation stalled in Sacramento, as lawmakers tabled state Sen. Scott Wiener’s proposal to solve California’s affordability crisis by building dense housing near job centers and transit hubs. "Senate Bill 50 was declared a two-year bill during the Senate Appropriations...

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Mother Jones: California Lawmakers Just Shelved Their Only Bill Focused on Solving the Housing Shortage Crisis

"On the same day that a devastating new report on homelessness was released, California lawmakers shelved the only bill currently trying to tackle the state’s overwhelming housing shortage crisis. Senate Bill 50, California Sen. Scott Wiener’s aggressive and controversial bill that would’ve expanded the housing...

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RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2019                                                                                Media Contact: Alina Harway, alina@nonprofithousing.org (415-989-8160x36) San Francisco Bay Area, California – After the success of last November’s State and Bay Area affordable housing revenue measures, Bay Area communities are working...

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Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

"They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the ever-climbing cost of housing. "But in a recent poll, voters said that when it comes to tackling those most vexing issues, they are far more willing to open their wallets...

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SM Daily Journal: “Local officials contend with housing bills”

"With each day new, a fresh piece of housing legislation seemingly arrives in Sacramento as lawmakers urgently scramble to fix the affordability crisis plaguing countless Californians. And just as positions form on sweeping proposals, more detailed bills are continuously introduced during a legislative session only...

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Mercury News: “Some cities push back against plan to overhaul Bay Area housing market”

"As the Bay Area grapples with a housing shortage that has driven the cost of buying and renting to astronomical heights, the looming CASA battle highlights an ongoing power struggle. Local officials are fighting to keep control of development within their borders, while legislators try...

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KQED Forum: Governor Newsom Proposes Withholding Funds from Cities that Don’t Meet Housing Goals

"Housing is an urgent matter. We have to do things differently to see change." - Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Executive Director on KQED's "Forum" In his proposed budget, Governor Newsom allocated $2 billion for housing initiatives. But perhaps the bigger housing...

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Mercury News: “California gears up for round 2 on controversial battle over more homes near transit”

"A controversial bill with the potential to add millions of apartments and condominiums near transit — which died in its first committee hearing earlier this year — was resurrected Monday, but with a number of significant changes. Already, some of the changes are raising eyebrows.   "When San Francisco state...

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