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! Use our Action Center below to learn about our priority bills and help tell lawmakers it’s time to create more affordable housing for our seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and hardworking families!

We’re proud to report that several key NPH priority bills for the 2018 legislative session have passed through the Legislature and sent to Governor Brown, where they are now awaiting his signature.  

We were honored to support these critical bills, building on the progress from last legislative year’s historic housing package and continuing to make progress on our mission to achieve a Bay Area where everyone has access to an affordable and stable place to call home. Now, we need your help encouraging Governor Brown to support and sign these priority bills! Learn more about each bill below, via our interactive Action Center.

While Governor Brown has until September 30 to sign or veto bills sent to his desk, we expect him to act on these bills soon. That’s why we need you to voice your support today.

Help demonstrate the Bay Area’s need for and support of these bills. Use our fact sheets and sample support letters below, and then visit the Governor’s Contact Page to urge the Governor to sign these bills.

Click here to sign up for NPH’s newsletter and be sure to follow NPH @NPHANC and Policy Director Michael Lane on @michaeldlane Twitter to receive the most timely alerts on bill updates and other important housing news!

NPH Action Center

Priority Bills for Affordable Housing

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

 

 

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action 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. Click here Support

 

Use our template letter to encourage the Governor to sign this bill!

NPH Support Letter

NPH Fact Sheet

 

 

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

 

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action 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. Click here Support

Use our template letter to encourage the Governor to sign this bill!

NPH Fact Sheet

Legislative Fact Sheet

 

Affordable Housing Authorities (AB 2035: Mullin)

 

 

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action Learn More
Strengthens “Affordable Housing Authorities,” a critical tax-increment financing tool for local governments to address the housing affordability crisis without raising taxes. Click here Support

Use our template letter to encourage the Governor to sign this bill!

NPH Fact Sheet

 

 

Supportive Housing Streamlining Act (AB 2162: Chiu)

 

 

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position Take Action 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. Click here Support

 

Use our template letter to encourage the Governor to sign this bill!

NPH Fact Sheet

CSH/HCA Fact Sheet

 

 

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NPH Blog: Legislative Alerts and Updates

NPH Joins Assemblymembers David Chiu and Timothy Grayson to Announce Bill to Encourage Transit Oriented Development Near BART Stations

On Monday, March 5, NPH's Policy Director, Michael Lane, participated in a press conference at the Concord BART station hosted by Assemblymembers David Chiu and Tim Grayson and BART Board of Directors Vice President Nick Josefowitz. The event centered around AB 2923, state legislation recently introduced...

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