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

Mercury News: “On a roll: Affordable housing advocates pack a San Francisco hotel and say they’re winning the battle”

Friday conference was part rally, part double-down work session to mitigate the housing crisis “Standing Together” — the title of Friday’s 38th annual conference sponsored by the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) — was the biggest one of these events yet. Fueled by Gov....

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Hoodline Tenderloin: Governor In Town To Sign Affordable Housing Funding Bills

“It was truly a historic legislative session,” said Michael Lane, policy director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, which helped organize representatives from Residents United Network — all residents of affordable housing — to visit legislative offices beyond the Bay Area. The funding will support a pipeline...

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