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.

There are hundreds of housing-related bills proposed in Sacramento this session. Our NPH Priority Bills are selected because they have the potential to create the most progress for our region and state. Join us by speaking up for your family, neighborhood, community, and future through our Action Center below.

NPH 2019 Legislative Action Center

2019 Legislative Priority Bills

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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AB 1487: Housing Alliance for the Bay Area (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. Tell your Assemblymember to support AB 1487 Click for current status Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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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. Tell your Assemblymember to support AB 1486 Click for current status Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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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. Tell your Senator to support SB 50 Click for current status Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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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. Tell your Assemblymember to support AB 10 Click for current status Download a sample organizational support letter Download NPH Fact Sheet

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

NPH Blog: Legislative Alerts and Updates

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...

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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....

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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...

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