Effecting State-Wide Change

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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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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RELEASE: Major Environmental and Affordable Housing Organizations Endorse Senator Wiener’s SB 50, the More HOMES Act

California League of Conservation Voters, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California & Habitat for Humanity endorse SB 50 January 31, 2019 San Francisco –  Today, the California League of Conservation Voters, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), and Habitat for Humanity announced their support for...

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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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Statement on Governor’s “California From All” Budget from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

"A California For All means investing deeply in housing, demonstrating strong leadership, and initiating bold proposals. We are thrilled to see Governor Gavin Newsom release a budget proposal that includes $7.7 billion in new, existing, and federal funding dedicated to state affordable housing and homelessness programs....

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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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