Effecting State-Wide Change

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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NPH Joins Assemblymembers David Chiu and Timothy Grayson to Announce Bill to Encourage Transit Oriented Development Near BART Stations

On Monday, March 5, NPH's Policy Director, Michael Lane, participated in a press conference at the Concord BART station hosted by Assemblymembers David Chiu and Tim Grayson and BART Board of Directors Vice President Nick Josefowitz. The event centered around AB 2923, state legislation recently introduced...

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Richmond Confidential: Contra Costa affordable-housing advocates hope to build off ‘great energy’ of new state laws

"During the Richmond town hall, some speakers talked about the significance of the state bills, including Senate Bill 3, which will put a multibillion-dollar housing bond on California’s ballot in November 2018.The ballot measure was described as just a drop in the bucket of California’s...

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Mercury News: “On a roll: Affordable housing advocates pack a San Francisco hotel and say they’re winning the battle”

Friday conference was part rally, part double-down work session to mitigate the housing crisis “Standing Together” — the title of Friday’s 38th annual conference sponsored by the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) — was the biggest one of these events yet. Fueled by Gov....

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