NPH ASKS THE GOVERNOR TO GO BIGGER ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
We were glad to see that in his 2020 budget proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom offered continued support for critical affordable housing policies and programs like the low-income housing tax credit expansion, and also made exciting new commitments to homelessness services and prevention.
But as Mercury Newsreported, NPH and many other affordable housing groups had hoped to see the Governor go further. With a historic state budget surplus of $5.6 billion, we believe now is the time to increase investments in affordable housing, re-invest in our communities, and create a California for all.
That’s why a coalition of California’s leading affordable housing organizations, including NPH, encouraged the Governor to "make a significant investment in addressing the crisis with a $5 billion commitment of state resources that will begin to fill the significant gaps in current funding." In the letter, we proposed four key budget items as well as two structural reforms that would streamline affordable housing finance.
This crisis has been decades in the making, and it will take both transformative solutions and significantly more investment to close the state’s gap of 1.4 million affordable homes. Click here to read our full statement on Gov. Newsom’s 2020 budget proposal.
Save the date! The 24th Annual NPH Affordable Housing Leadership Awards will be hosted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at The City Club of San Francisco. Every year, NPH and the affordable housing community recognize and celebrate inspiring individuals and organizations that have made significant and long-lasting contributions in our field and have strengthened our movement.
Nominations for the leadership awards are due by the end of the day on Friday, February 7. You must be an NPH member to submit a nomination. Your nominee can be an individual, an organization, or a cohort of individuals or organizations. We are looking for diverse nominees who advance our work with innovation, collaboration, and inclusiveness and empower and inspire the community around them.
May is Affordable Housing Month and we remain committed to utilizing the month’s events and activities to promote meaningful dialogue about affordable housing solutions and opportunities. This year, we’re hoping to secure an official proclamation from the Governor, and we need your help!
Attention San Jose members and partners: NPH strongly supports Measure E in San Jose, which is now the most expensive city in America to buy a home. Measure E is a common-sense solution for affordable housing that will help support investments to provide affordable housing for veterans, seniors, teachers and first responders, will help fund more innovative housing solutions like more housing options near existing transit, and will help support services to transition the homeless off the streets and into housing.Learn more about Measure E here and join with other local housers for a Day of Action on February 1.
This month, NPH joined SV@Home, All Home, Eden Housing, and many other partners and advocates for the Yes on E campaign kickoff to get voters educated and mobilized to vote for Measure E on March 3.
WELCOME LONDRE HOLMES, OUR NEW DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST!
With over six years in the marketing, advertising and communications world, working with consignment and clothing retailer Crossroads Trading Company, Londre has been on the forefront of the field’s transition in the digital sphere. While earning his BA in Communication with an option in Media Production from California State University, East Bay, Londre was pivotal in creating and growing a digital presence for the university’s housing department by implementing and managing the department’s social media platforms. We are thrilled to welcome Londre to the NPH team to help grow our digital communications program.
NPH is hiring for several full-time positions: Advocacy and Community Engagement Manager, Executive Assistant, and Programs and Events Associate.
We can’t do this work without our members. Join today or renew your membership to help us strengthen and grow the affordable housing movement in 2020.
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1/31 Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s Santa Cruz Housing Forum. Come learn about state and local housing conditions and how you can get involved. Candidates for Santa Cruz City Council will be joining and sharing their housing agenda. This is an opportunity for the community to ask City Council candidates housing questions they may have. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free, but please RSVP.
1/31 Workshop: What You Need to Know About California’s New Fair Housing Laws. This workshop, jointly hosted by BARHII (Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative), Public Advocates, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Development Department, will cover the legal requirements, expectations of jurisdictions, and opportunities to plan for housing choice, stable communities, and belonging. Panelists will discuss potential hurdles and strategies for overcoming them and share steps jurisdictions are taking to begin their fair housing assessment.
2/6 East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. Join EBALDC for their 45th Anniversary Kick-Off and Lunar New Year Celebration. Mingle with friends and new colleagues, nibble on delicious dumplings, and learn more about EBALDC’s plans to continue the fight against the housing crisis in 2020.
2/7 Christian Church Homes’ retirement celebration for Don Stump. After 40 years of dedicated work with and for CCH, president and CEO Don is moving forward. CCH staff, friends, and partners will gather for dinner and dancing to Top Shelf Classics in celebration of Don’s impressive body of work.
3/13 Housing Trust of Silicon Valley’s Investor Briefing. This annual luncheon and networking event provides partners of Housing Trust and the business community with policy and impact updates around affordable housing in the greater Bay Area. Keynote address, updates on Housing Trust’s progress, recognition of the year’s housing champions, and networking from 10:30am to 1:00pm at the Santa-Clara Convention Center.
3/25-27 National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Housing Policy Forum 2020. The forum on "Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty" will take place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. from March 25 – March 27. A special Resident Session begins March 24.
Coalition Corner: 1/27-28 California Supported Living Network Conference. CSLN is excited to announce its first-ever public policy conference. Come to Sacramento for two days of learning, advocating, networking, and meeting with legislators at the capitol.