Effecting State-Wide Change

NPH’s position on SB 50’s opportunities for our region and state & the critical need to anchor equity in the bill’s policy

 The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) believes in a future where everyone has a place to call home and where low-income communities and communities of color stay and prosper in the Bay Area. And we are committed to creating the opportunities that will...

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Sac Bee: “Advocates want more done to lower California costs”

"Newsom has helped pass laws to limit cities’ ability to restrict new construction, protect renters from evictions, and limit rent spikes. He included $1.75 billion in his first budget to boost housing construction through grants, loans and tax credits. "Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern...

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“Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis”

"The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow the San Francisco Bay Area to come together and address the region’s housing challenges through new funding, programs, and tools. This bill will make the Bay Area one of only a handful...

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Daily Journal: “Regional housing tax effort part of larger package”

"Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional organizations with a bill designed as a companion to a host of others seeking to address the area’s housing shortage and affordability crisis. The bill authored by Assemblyman David Chiu,...

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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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Statement on SB 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

For immediate release   Statement on SB 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman   "We know that there can be a California future where our seniors, students, families, workers, and all of us have access to safe, stable, affordable homes. That will take bold vision and strong leadership. So while we're extremely...

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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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