Add Your Voice: Send a Letter Directly to the Governor!
It is especially urgent that the Governor hear from us on two housing bills whose futures remain uncertain: AB 1487, which will allow the Bay Area to join together to find Bay Area-specific solutions to its housing affordability needs, and AB 1486, which will strengthen the state’s Surplus Land Act to transform unused public land into a public good, like affordable homes.
Please take one last action for housing this legislative session: let Governor Gavin Newsom know how crucial AB 1486 and AB 1487 will be for our neighbors, friends, and families by submitting a letter of support now!
VIA ABC NEWS: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN WEIGHS IN ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Via ABC News, our Executive Director Amie Fishman responded to reports that the Trump Administration may try to use law enforcement to force people experiencing homelessness in California into federal shelters.
"We know the public support is behind . . . housing first strategies . . . it’s absurd to have to say [this] but we need homes for our vulnerable community members, not to lock people up . . . And it’s exactly the kind of rhetoric Trump has used to divide us . . . "
THANK YOU ATTENDEES OF OUR 2019 AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on September 20 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for our annual affordable housing conference! This was our largest conference to date, with over 1,200 attendees!
Our hope is that we all walked away empowered with more knowledge, motivated by strong connections, and inspired to incorporate into our affordable housing movement the key theme of this year’s conference plenary: the importance of connecting and centering our collective work on racial equity, wealth and income equality, and institutional and structural change.
We’d like to give a special thanks to our top event sponsors: Chase, Union Bank, US Bank, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Covia, Google, Silicon Valley Bank, The James Irvine Foundation, and Wells Fargo!Your support made our event possible.
Stay tuned for more conference photos and highlights!
ENGAGE: DON’T MISS THESE TRAINING AND WORKING GROUP OPPORTUNITIES!
Want to engage and collaborate with NPH on the housing issues you care about? Take advantage of the following opportunities:
October 3, Legislative Issues Working Group: If you want to go deeper on affordable housing policy, then consider joining our Legislative Working Group! The next meeting will include a rundown of all the housing bills that passed this legislative session and where they are at in the process. Join the group and RSVP here.
October 7,Title & Escrow 101: Join the Emerging Peer Leaders Network (ELPN) as they delve into the exciting world of title and escrow! This training will help you identify red flags and navigate closings with ease! Register here.
October 23, 9% and 4% Hybrid Projects: A Primer This Brown Bag training will function as a “deep-dive” on the hybrid structure. Panelists will discuss financial structuring specifics, TCAC policies, legal considerations, and investor requirements, and share a case study. Register here.
October 24, Sustainable Advocacy: Strategies and Tactics For Voter Engagement This Brown Bag training will explore the successful tactics employed by developers and resident services staff members to engage affordable housing resident voters, including in the lead up to the November 2018 elections. Register here.
NOTE: Working Groups, like the Legislative Issues Working Group, are for NPH members only. It’s one of many member perks, such as member discounts on trainings and events like our Brown Bags.Learn how to become a member or find out the status of your membership by contacting Emmanuel Escamilla at email@example.com.
LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT MOVE? JOIN THE NPH TEAM!
We’re hiring for two brand new positions to help support our work toward making the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable place to live:
Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager – This position will support the implementation and expansion of our affordable housing advocacy and engagement initiatives through work that includes data collection and analysis; program development and implementation; coalition building and member engagement; affordable housing resident engagement and voter programs; and campaign administration. Full job description and how to apply.
Executive Assistant – This position will support the Executive Director to work efficiently on leading and advancing NPH’s strategic priorities, campaigns, and programmatic goals, and guiding systems and operational structures. Full job description and how to apply.
10/7 Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s On the House. Join this fall event to enjoy food and drinks and spend an evening networking with your friends and colleagues – all while celebrating a year of creating affordable housing opportunities in Silicon Valley!
10/10 Enterprise’s 2019 Soiree by the Bay. Join Enterprise in honoring the significant contributions of community, business and philanthropic leaders who are creating bold solutions to the housing crisis in the Bay Area.
10/11 Chinatown Community Development Center’s 42nd Anniversary Gala. Join Chinatown CDC’s gala for an evening of music, dancing, food, and a silent auction as they celebrate the theme "Belonging & Resilience."
10/18 Housing California Annual Conference Workshop Proposal Deadline. Housing California is now accepting proposals for their 2020 Annual Conference, Our Home, Our Voice, Our California, which will take place April 14-16, 2020 in San Diego.
They’re looking for innovative, interactive workshop proposals that push the field and consider transformative changes to the way we address challenges in policy and government systems, affordable and supportive housing finance and development, equity and inclusion, community organizing, and strategic communications.
10/25 Housing Leadership Council’s (HLC) 19th Annual Housing Leadership Day. Join HLC for their 19th annual housing policy conference! The conference will bring together professionals from all sectors, including elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and the nonprofit housing community.
Coalition Corner: 10/3 One San Mateo’s "The Color of Law: The Hidden History Shaping Our Communities Today."This presentation by Richard Rothstein will explore the little known history of housing discrimination based on race and ethnicity and how it has powerful implications for our communities today.
Coalition Corner: 10/20 Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI). Want to join a network of social justice advocates influencing policy decisions on local and regional commissions? Then consider applying to Urban Habitat’s BCLI, which trains and supports leaders from low-income communities and communities of color to advance equitable policies as advocate commissioners.