Youth Residents at MidPen Housing's Main Street Park. Photo by Craig Sherod

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...


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....


Hoodline Tenderloin: Governor In Town To Sign Affordable Housing Funding Bills

“It was truly a historic legislative session,” said Michael Lane, policy director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, which helped organize representatives from Residents United Network — all residents of affordable housing — to visit legislative offices beyond the Bay Area. The funding will support a pipeline...



For immediate release                                          Contact: Alina Harway, 415-989-8160 x36September 29, 2017                                                       GOVERNOR SIGNS HOUSING PACKAGE, LAUNCHES PROGRESS FOR CALIFORNIA HOUSING(San Francisco) Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the historic housing package of 15 housing bills to address the homelessness, displacement and affordability crises in our state.“Californians – and...


9.15.17 NPH Response to Housing Package Votes

For immediate release                                                                   September 15, 2017 STATEMENT FROM NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN ON HOUSING PACKAGE BILL VOTES TODAY Just now, the Senate voted to concur in the amendments on a number of the housing bills passed out of the State Assembly late last night, to finalize...


SF Chronicle: “California housing crisis spurring lawmakers into action”

"Homeownership in California has dropped to 1940s levels. Meanwhile, the cost of rental housing has skyrocketed.California counties lead the nation for having the most expensive rental housing, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.Among the top 10 least affordable counties in the nation, California...