Affordable Housing at the Legislature

California’s housing crisis impacts 39 million people, our health, education and employment opportunities, as well as families’ preservation and reunification chances. Across the state, and in the Bay Area especially, housing has risen to the top of voters’ concerns — and Californians expect action.


We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home! We’re so proud of the progress we made in the 2018 legislative session, and look forward to continuing to work with our members, partners, supporters, and elected leaders to build a Bay Area where everyone has access to a safe, stable, affordable home.

Check back soon for our 2019 Legislative Action Center, to learn about and engage on NPH Priority Bills!

The 2019 Legislative bill filing deadline is 2/22/19 and NPH is working closely with members, partners, and elected officials to develop critical solutions for our region and state’s housing needs. Check back at the end of the month for our updated, interactive Action Center for the 2019 Legislative Session.

In the meantime, we encourage you to submit organizational support letters for the following bills:

  • NPH co-sponsored SB 50 (Wiener), which would create more housing near transit, increase affordable housing opportunities in historically exclusionary communities, and provide critical tenant protections. Download a template support letter here.
  • NPH co-sponsored AB 10 (Chiu, et. al.), which would increase the State Low Income Housing Tax Credit by $500 million per year. Download a template support letter here.
  • CHPC sponsored SB 9 (Beall), which permanently removes the sunset for certif
  • icated state credits. Download a template support letter here.

NPH 2018 Action Center

A Review of the 2018 Legislative Priority Bills

Department of Housing and Community Development Loans (AB 2562: Mullin)


Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Learn More
Creates more affordable housing across California by providing HCD with tools to increase the financial feasibility of new affordable housing developments in the face of disinvestment from the federal government and substantially rehabilitate existing developments with older MHP loans. Signed into law! Support NPH Support Letter

NPH Fact Sheet


Bay Area Rapid Transit: Transit-oriented Development (AB 2923: Chiu and Grayson)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Learn More
Enables the construction of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations, resulting in fewer cars and congestion on our Bay Area region’s roads. Signed into law! Support NPH Fact Sheet

Legislative Fact Sheet

Affordable Housing Authorities (AB 2035: Mullin)


Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Learn More
Strengthens “Affordable Housing Authorities,” a critical tax-increment financing tool for local governments to address the housing affordability crisis without raising taxes. Signed into law! Support NPH Fact Sheet


Supportive Housing Streamlining Act (AB 2162: Chiu)


Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Learn More
Addresses California’s homelessness crisis by allowing non-profit developers to build supportive housing without the prolonged approval process typically required for these projects. Signed into law! Support NPH Fact Sheet

CSH/HCA Fact Sheet


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

NPH Blog: Legislative Alerts and Updates

RELEASE: Major Environmental and Affordable Housing Organizations Endorse Senator Wiener’s SB 50, the More HOMES Act

California League of Conservation Voters, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California & Habitat for Humanity endorse SB 50 January 31, 2019 San Francisco –  Today, the California League of Conservation Voters, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), and Habitat for Humanity announced their support for...


KQED Forum: Governor Newsom Proposes Withholding Funds from Cities that Don’t Meet Housing Goals

"Housing is an urgent matter. We have to do things differently to see change." - Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Executive Director on KQED's "Forum" In his proposed budget, Governor Newsom allocated $2 billion for housing initiatives. But perhaps the bigger housing...


Statement on Governor’s “California From All” Budget from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

"A California For All means investing deeply in housing, demonstrating strong leadership, and initiating bold proposals. We are thrilled to see Governor Gavin Newsom release a budget proposal that includes $7.7 billion in new, existing, and federal funding dedicated to state affordable housing and homelessness programs....


Mercury News: “California gears up for round 2 on controversial battle over more homes near transit”

"A controversial bill with the potential to add millions of apartments and condominiums near transit — which died in its first committee hearing earlier this year — was resurrected Monday, but with a number of significant changes. Already, some of the changes are raising eyebrows.   "When San Francisco state...