On June 29th, over 70 Bay Area media outlets coordinated efforts to cover stories relating to the homelessness crisis. NPH helped to organize the affordable homes community by alerting our members, preparing Media Talking Points for our members and partners, and sending out a Media Alert to our media contacts with NPH member contact information, data, sound bites and resident stories. Through these efforts, the efforts of our subregional partners, and our members’ communication team efforts, the below stories were featured on June 29th, highlighting our solutions, including supportive housing, to the affordability crisis! Congratulations to our community for this important coverage and thank you to our media partners for writing about such an important issue! #SFHomelessProject
NPH’s Policy Director Michael Lane quoted in the San Mateo Daily Journal, “County explores housing bond: November ballot measure an aim; supervisors consider options to stem crisis.”
“This is the year to go to voters,” said Michael Lane with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. He thinks higher voter turnout for the presidential election will increase the chances of having a bond measure pass. “We need an action agenda not just a report,” he said. Lane said $40 million a year in targeted investment for affordable housing would double production. It will take cities, the county and nonprofit builders to make it work, he said.
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NPH Board Member and SV@Home Executive Director Leslye Corsiglia wrote this Op-Ed in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, on action and engagement so solve the affordability and homelessness crisis. Corsiglia includes supporting the $950 million affordable housing bond, speaking up in support for new housing development, and providing financial resources to groups working to end homelessness as three ways to make a difference.
“SV@Home joins the many voices today in agreement that addressing homelessness and our housing crisis isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also critical to the South Bay’s economic health and community vitality,” says Corsiglia.
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NPH Board Member and Community Housing Partnership CEO Gail Gilman was quoted in this NBC Bay Area article on doing things that work to end homelessness.
“Every other major West Coast city from Seattle to San Diego has seen their homeless population go up where San Francisco stayed flat,” said Gail Gilman, director of the Community Housing Partnership. “So I think we are doing things that work.”
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NPH Board Member and Community Housing Partnership CEO Gail Gilman was quoted in this NBC Bay Area article on how CHP renovated the Civic Center Hotel to include supportive services, to aid people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
“The folks who have been living on the streets, predictably in encampments, need a period where they really stabilize,” said Gail Gilman, CHP’s executive director.
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