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The Voice of Affordable Housing


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Wednesday, September 5


We’re proud to report that several key NPH priority bills for the 2018 legislative session have passed through the Legislature and sent to Governor Brown, where they are now awaiting his signature.  

We were honored to support these critical bills, building on the progress from last legislative year’s historic housing package and continuing to make progress on our mission to achieve a Bay Area and California where everyone has access to an affordable and stable place to call home. Now, we need your help encouraging Governor Brown to support and sign these priority bills:

  • AB 2035 (Mullin), which will strengthen “Affordable Housing Authorities,” a critical tax-increment financing tool for local governments to address the housing affordability crisis without raising taxes;

  • AB 2162 (Chiu), which will address California’s homelessness crisis by allowing non-profit developers to build supportive housing without the prolonged approval process typically required for these projects;

  • AB 2562 (Mullin), which will create more affordable housing across California by providing HCD with tools to increase the financial feasibility of new affordable housing developments in the face of disinvestment from the federal government and substantially rehabilitate existing developments with older MHP loans;

  • AB 2923 (Chiu and Grayson), which will enable the construction of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations, resulting in fewer cars and congestion on our Bay Area region’s roads.

While Governor Brown has until September 30 to sign or veto bills sent to his desk, we expect him to act on these bills soon. That’s why we need you to voice your support today.

Help demonstrate the Bay Area’s need for and support of these bills. Use our Action Center materials, including fact sheets and sample support letters, and then visit the Governor’s Contact Page to urge the Governor to sign these bills.


Please note that there are no Legislative Issues Committee meetings in September or October.  We ask that you use this time to instead get in touch with the Governor about signing our Priority Bills, and hope to see you at the NPH Building Momentum Conference on September 21.


NPH endorsements


Need help navigating what’s ahead for affordable housing this November? NPH is proud to announce our November 2018 ballot measure endorsement slate!

We’re delighted to share that housing is leading the ballot: starting with the statewide Prop 1 and Prop 2 and working down the ballot to many local measures across the Greater Bay Area. We’re committed to helping critical affordable housing measures win in November. We’re starting by sharing our list of current endorsements with you, and look forward to working together to drive success for affordable housing and our communities! 


Join us…


Our conference is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss the biggest, most exciting affordable housing convening in the Bay Area! Join us to connect with industry leaders, learn about critical policies and trends impacting our work, get inspired at our plenary and panel, and attend workshops to improve our movement and industry as a whole. 

** View the 2018 Conference workshop schedule here **

Our 39th Annual Affordable Housing Fall conference is on Friday, September 21 at the San Francisco Marriott. Join us as we continue #buildingmomentum for our movement and making strides for our industry!

Secure your tickets today! Be sure to join or renew your NPH membership for our best rates.

Become a Conference volunteer! Help out during one volunteer shift and enjoy a complimentary pass! There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available.

Show your support for NPH’s work and affordable housing. Sponsor our conference today!


See upcoming events…


JOIN OUR SPEAKERS BUREAU! NPH is offering message trainings for supporters in the Greater Bay Area who are ready to become members of our Speakers Bureau team. Attend a training so you can serve as official spokespersons on behalf of affordable housing at the ballot.

  • Thursday, September 20: East Bay Speakers Bureau. Co-hosted with Christian Church Homes, this Speakers Bureau will offer message training and presentation resources for the critical affordable housing measures appearing on our November ballot, including statewide Props 1 and 2 and Berkeley Measure O. Register here.

  • Wednesday, September 26: South Bay Speakers Bureau. Co-hosted with EAH Housing, this Speakers Bureau will offer message training and presentation resources for the critical affordable housing measures appearing on our November ballot, including statewide Props 1 and 2, San Jose Measure V, and Santa Cruz County Measure H. Register here.

  • Friday, September 28: San Francisco Speakers Bureau. Co-hosted with Mercy Housing, this Speakers Bureau will offer message training and presentation resources for the critical affordable housing measures appearing on our November ballot, including statewide Props 1 and 2. Register here.


Join our team…


NPH is hiring for two positions and we encourage you to submit your applications – or share these opportunities – as soon as possible! 

Fundraising & Membership Associate – Full-Time
The Fundraising & Membership Associate is a skilled professional responsible for supporting strategy coordination and execution for NPH’s fundraising (which includes grants, donations, and event sponsorships) and membership activities. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and organized, have excellent written and oral communications skills, be committed to quality work, thrive in fast-paced environments, and have a proactive and collaborative approach to working with colleagues, members, and partners. For full job description and how to apply click here.

Communications Assistant – Part-Time
A successful Communications Assistant will love digital communications and have experience with email and social media programs, familiarity in CRMs (ideally, Mailchimp, SalsaLabs, and Salesforce), social media (Facebook and Twitter), and WordPress. The Communications Assistant should have a gift for writing and a strong eye for editing – specifically, writing copy for email programs, blog posts, and social media. For full job description and how to apply click here.


Build Momentum with NPH! In addition to supporting our critical work, all NPH memberships come with an array of benefits, member-only exclusives, and discounts on industry events and workshops.

Be  sure to join or renew your membership to take advantage of member rates for our Fall Conference!

Help build a future where everyone has a place to call home.
Organizational and individual memberships are available


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Thursday, 9/6: EBHO’s 14th Annual Interfaith Breakfast. Join EBHO for a morning of spiritual renewal, community building, and inspiration at Good Shepherd Luthern Church in Concord. 


Thursday, 9/6: Chinatown CDC Grand Re-Opening at 990 Pacific. Please join Chinatown CDC and partners from the City of San Francisco and Bank of America in celebrating the renovation of 990 Pacific Avenue, the second of four Chinatown public housing properties to be rehabilitated as part of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Corner of Pacific & Mason, 11:15am.

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Tuesday, 9/11: Housing Leadership Council "Brews & Views" Speaker Series. Please join Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County for a conversation about farmland affordable housing at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Featuring Rich Gordon (CEO of CA Forestry Assc. and former State Assembly Speaker), Allison Dykens (Half Moon Bay resident) and Ben Wright (Farmland Program Manager for POST), this panel will discuss the past, present, and future of development on the coastside. 

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Wednesday, 9/12: SV@Home "Do the Math: How Affordable Housing is Financed" Luncheon Forum. Join SV@Home for a primer on affordable housing finance including funding sources, the cost components of development deals, and how local government, developers, and lenders evaluate project feasibility. Featuring Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development Andy Madeira and the City of San Jose’s Housing Policy Division Manager Kristin Clements.


Wednesday – Friday, 9/12 – 14: NACEDA 10th Anniversary Summit. Join with NACEDA in Philadelphia for their 10th anniversary summit to explore what’s working to advance prosperity in lower-income communities around the country and learn about state and regional strategies that you can adapt and transform back home.


Friday, 9/14: EBALDC’s 43rd Annual Gala Celebration. Join East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation as they celebrate 43 years of building healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhoods. 

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Monday, 9/24: Housing Trust Silicon Valley "On the House!" Join Housing Trust Silicon Valley in downtown San Jose for an evening with friends and colleagues. Enjoy food, drinks and networking while celebrating another year of creating affordable housing opportunities in the greater Bay Area!

Purchase tickets

Friday, 9/28: Chinatown CDC’s 41st Anniversary Gala. Join Chinatown CDC for a celebration of its rich history of community and advocacy at the Hyatt Regency from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m.

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Friday, 9/28: CCH Annual Gala — Celebrating Diversity, Building Dignity. Indulge your inner foodie while supporting affordable housing at CCH’s Annual Gala at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland as CCH serves savory dishes and sweet desserts representing the various cultural backgrounds of many of the residents living at CCH communities. 

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Friday, 10/19: Eden 50th Anniversary Champagne Brunch. Join Eden Housing for a champagne brunch
to toast their 50th Anniversary of providing affordable homes for individuals and families throughout California. 


Saturday, 10/20: Housing Leadership Day. Join Housing Leadership Council at San Mateo County’s premier housing policy conference, bringing together elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and the nonprofit housing community to design, refine, and build the public support needed for the policies that will address the root cause of the affordable housing crisis. 


Friday, 11/02: Framing the Future. Join Habitat for Humanity San Francisco for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton sociologist, Matthew Desmond, who casts his expert eye over the affordable housing crisis facing San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin.

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Thank you for your support for affordable housing. Together, we can build a future where everyone has access to a safe, healthy, affordable home!

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