Affordable Housing at the Legislature

We believe everyone deserves a safe, stable, affordable place to call home that allows their family to thrive. By working with our members and advocates like you we will share a future where low-income communities and communities of color stay and prosper in the Bay Area and across our great state.

 

Help us build our movement and our future where everyone has access to an affordable home: improving our health, our children’s educational outcomes, our environment, our transit system, our regional competitiveness, and keeping the Bay Area diverse and equitable.

UPDATE: We’re thrilled to share that most of NPH’s Priority Bills have been signed into law! Scroll below to see what passed and what we’re gearing up to move forward in 2020. More details in the statement from our Executive Director Amie Fishman.

NPH 2019 Legislative Action Center

2019 Legislative Priority Bills

AB 1486: Public Lands for Public Good Act (Ting)

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Strengthen our Surplus Land Act to transform unused public land into a public good. AB 1486 will make more public land available for affordable homes and open spaces that benefit our communities across racial and economic lines. Read more. Signed into law! Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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AB 1487: Bay Area Regional Housing Solutions (Chiu)

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Through AB 1487, the Bay Area can join together to find Bay Area-specific solutions to our housing affordability needs. New regional funding and programs will strengthen our region with more affordable homes and protections for longtime residents to ensure all Bay Area residents, no matter their color or income, have a safe, stable, affordable place to call home. Read more. Signed into law! Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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SB 330: Create Homes bill (Skinner)

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Creates more affordable housing opportunities for California families and workers by ensuring local governments each maintain consistent rules and regulations.  Signed into law! Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet 

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AB 1482: Tenant Protection Bill (Chiu)

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Keeps families in their homes by limiting extreme or unreasonable rent increases and prevents arbitrary evictions.  Signed into law! Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet 

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SB 268: Voter Transparency & Clarity bill (Wiener)

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Supports fair elections for local community affordable housing, education, and other critical needs, by expanding transparency and voter clarity on local revenue measure impacts.  

Vetoed by the Governor.

NPH will still be working on getting similar ideas through the legislature in 2020.

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SB 5: Building affordable and inclusive communities bill (Beall, McGuire, Portantino)

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Creates innovative, critically needed funding for local governments to create more affordable homes for community members. Vetoed by the Governor.

NPH will still be working on getting similar ideas through the legislature in 2020.

 

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SB 329: Stop Housing Voucher Discrimination bill (Mitchell)

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Stops housing discrimination by prohibiting landlords from rejecting prospective renters just because they get government assistance to pay their rent. Signed into law!  

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SB 9: Increase Value of CA Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (Beall)

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SB 9 will  increase the value of the state low-income housing tax credit by removing the sunset on certification. SB 9 was held in the Senate but included as part of the budget. Download a sample organizational support letter Download Legislative Fact Sheet

AB 10: Expanding Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (Chiu, Bonta, Maienschein, Reyes, and Wicks)

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AB 10 will help California grow our successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) to ensure more Californians can find safe, stable, affordable places to call home. Read more. Join our coalition to position us for success in 2020. Email pedro@nonprofithousing.org Turned into a 2-year bill.

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SB 50: More HOMES Act of 2019 (Wiener)

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SB 50 will better protect longtime residents and their communities, save workers hours of commute time, and create more options for California families to find safe, stable, affordable homes. Read more. Join our coalition to position us for success in 2020. Email pedro@nonprofithousing.org SB 50 was turned into a 2-year bill, which means it is on hold till 2020. Read NPH’s statement on SB 50

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ACA 1: Community Say for Community Needs Act (Aguiar-Curry)

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ACA 1 will empower local governments and voters to do what is best for our families and neighbors. The Community Say for Community Needs Act changes a restrictive threshold that limits voters’ say in our communities. Read more. Tell your Assemblymember to support ACA 1 Click for current status Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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3Ps Framework: Production, Preservation, and Tenant Protections

 

In addition to our above listed priority bills, NPH is proud to play a leadership role in the “3Ps” legislative campaign coalition work to move forward the 3-pronged approach to housing solutions of production, preservation, and tenant protections .

The 3Ps framework came from the Bay Area CASA recommendations and taken up by legislators in Sacramento. Now, this framework has been embraced by a multi-sector coalition of labor, business, housing and economic justice advocates as the holistic approach we need to bring relief to California families and workers.

To learn more about the 3Ps framework, coalition, and package of bills, visit: www.3pshousingplan.org

Want more information or opportunities to engage? Join NPH’s Legislative Issues Working group to join our coalition.

NPH Blog: Legislative Alerts and Updates

Sac Bee: “Advocates want more done to lower California costs”

"Newsom has helped pass laws to limit cities’ ability to restrict new construction, protect renters from evictions, and limit rent spikes. He included $1.75 billion in his first budget to boost housing construction through grants, loans and tax credits. "Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern...

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“Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis”

"The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow the San Francisco Bay Area to come together and address the region’s housing challenges through new funding, programs, and tools. This bill will make the Bay Area one of only a handful...

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Daily Journal: “Regional housing tax effort part of larger package”

"Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional organizations with a bill designed as a companion to a host of others seeking to address the area’s housing shortage and affordability crisis. The bill authored by Assemblyman David Chiu,...

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