Governor has until 10/13 to sign critical housing bills; NPH weighs in on Trump (NPH E-News)

Governor has until 10/13 to sign critical housing bills; NPH weighs in on Trump (NPH E-News)

NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Voice of Affordable Housing

HOUSING EVENTS, ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES, POLICY UPDATES & NEWS

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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Wednesday, October 2

GOVERNOR HAS UNTIL OCTOBER 13 TO SIGN CRITICAL HOUSING BILLS!

The 2019 Legislative Session has ended but key housing bills still sit on the Governor’s desk, waiting for his signature! We’re thrilled that most of NPH’s Priority Bills passed out of the legislature this year, and we need your help ensuring that the Governor takes action and signs these bills into law.

This is why NPH has joined with affordable housing and homelessness leaders from around the state to pen an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to sign into law critical housing bills.

Check out the letter for details on the housing bills and please share with your networks!

 

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!

NPH IN THE NEWS

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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 . . . " 

OUR MOVEMENT, OUR FUTURE

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! 

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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 emmanuel@nonprofithousing.org.

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.

MEMBER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Member Perk! Have an event you’d like to feature in the Bulletin? Send details to yesenia@nonprofithousing.org

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! 

Get Tickets

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.

Get Tickets

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."

Get Tickets

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.

Submit a Proposal

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.

View Details and Register

11/15 Burbank Housing’s Stoddard West Apartments Grand Opening. Enjoy food, wine, tours, and community to celebrate the addition of 49 new affordable homes to Burbank Housing’s community in Napa.

For more information contact Laurie Lynn Hogan: 707.303.1018 or lhogan@burbankhousing.org.

11/26 Request for Proposal: Affordable Housing Development Opportunity in City of Stockton. The first RFP under Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-06-19 has been announced! 

View Details and Application Instructions

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.

Register

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.

Apply

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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