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 proud of the progress that the Legislature made in 2017, and look forward to continuing our progress and building on our momentum to create more affordable housing for our seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and hardworking families!

Below, you can find the full NPH affordable housing bill tracker and Action Center – a place to learn about this year’s important bills and download materials. You can also download a Fact Sheet on the Housing Package here or check out our resource page here.

And click here to sign up for NPH’s newsletter, to make sure you’re receiving the most timely alerts on bill updates and other important housing news!

 

NPH Affordable Housing Action Center

Build California’s Future

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Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB 2: Atkins)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Establish a permanent source of funding for affordable housing through a $75 fee on real estate document filings. SB 2 is part of the housing package and a critical affordable housing funding measure. Read more… Signed into law! 
Click here for bill vote history
Support View NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing. 
View NPH’s support letter
Legislative Fact Sheet 
NPH Fact Sheet

 

 

 

Affordable Housing Bond Act (SB 3: Beall)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Place a statewide general obligation bond for affordable housing on the November 2018 ballot to fund existing critical and successful affordable housing programs in California. SB 3 is part of the housing package, a critical affordable housing funding measure, and polling shows that voters support increasing this investment in our communities, with a $6 – $9 billion bond.  Read more… Signed into law! 
Click here for bill vote history

 

Support View NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing. 
View NPH’s support letter

 

Legislative Fact Sheet 
NPH Fact Sheet

 

 

Bring California Home Act (AB 71: Chiu, Ting, Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position   Materials
Provide $300 million in funding for affordable homes by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes. Did not pass this session. 
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Support   NPH fact sheet 
Legislative fact sheet

 

 

Fair Housing Enforcement (AB 72: Santiago, Chiu, Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Earmark funding for enforcement of existing state housing laws through the State Attorney General Signed into law! 
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Support View NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing. 
View NPH’s support letter
Legislative fact sheet
 

 

Reduce Traffic and Pollution Act (AB 73: Chiu, Caballero, Ting, Mullin, Santiago)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Incentivize local governments to spur production of housing near public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution Signed into law!
 

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Support View NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing.
 

View NPH’s support letter

 
Legislative fact sheet

 

 

Housing for a Healthy California (AB 74: Chiu, Santiago, Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Prevent homelessness and improve health through a MediCal rental housing subsidy. Read more… Signed into law!
 

Click here for bill vote history

 

Support View NPH’s support letter NPH Fact sheet
 

Legislative fact sheet

 

 

Build Teacher Housing (AB 1157: Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Allows school districts to prioritize the use of surplus property for school employee housing Signed into law!
 

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Support View NPH’s support letter
 

 

Legislative Fact Sheet

 

Inclusive Neighborhoods (AB 1505: Bloom, Chiu and Gloria)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Take Action Materials
Clarifies local governments’ ability to adopt inclusionary housing requirements for new market-rate rental developments (aka the “Palmer Fix” for Inclusive Neighborhoods) Signed into law! Click here for bill vote history SupportView NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing. View NPH’s support letter Fact Sheet

Preserve Affordable Housing (AB 1521: Bloom and Chiu)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Preserves affordable housing as affordable by requiring entities purchasing buildings with expiring deed-restrictions to be: Headquartered in California, certified by HCD to manage affordable housing, and attempt to renew any expiring deed-restrictions and extend subsidies. Signed into law!

 

 

Click here for bill vote historySupportView NPH’s statement on the housing package bill signing.

 

View NPH’s support letterFact Sheet

 

Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (AB 1598: Mullin)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Learn more Materials
Authorizes local jurisdictions to create investment authorities to promote the creation of affordable housing through tax-increment financing Signed into law!

 

Click here for bill vote history

 SupportView NPH’s support letter

 

 Legislative Fact Sheet

 

Right to Invest Act (ACA 4: Aguiar-Curry)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position   Materials
Enhances democracy by lowering the voter approval threshold to 55% for local affordable housing and infrastructure funding measures. Did not pass this session. 

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 Support Legislative fact sheet

 

 

NPH Standing Together Agenda

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Family Preservation and Security of Immigrant Communities (AB 291: Chiu)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Materials  
Extend protections developed for workplaces to the home, while protecting good landlords from being drawn into unrelated issues Signed into law!

 

View bill vote historySupport Legislative fact sheet

 

Healthcare for People in our Communities

Summary Status NPH Position Take Action  
Preserve and increase access to health care for veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and low-income workers and families under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal expansion Get updates here Support Ways to Get Involved  

 

Money Bail Reform Act (AB 42: Bonta)

Bill Summary Bill Status NPH position  Materials  
Reduce criminalization of poverty and pre-conviction detention costs Did not pass this session.

View bill vote historySupportLegislative Fact Sheet

 

SSI for Dignity and Justice (State Budget)

Summary Status NPH position Take Action  
Protect and strengthen supplemental security income support to lift our nation’s most vulnerable communities up to poverty line Learn more  Support Sign the petition here  

California Voter’s Choice Act (SB 450 implementation with League of Women Voters)

Summary Status NPH position    
Increase access to the ballot through voting centers and mail ballot Learn more Support    

Make it Fair Campaign (potential 2018 state ballot initiative)

Summary Status NPH position Take Action  
Close commercial property tax loopholes and help California invest in our schools and community colleges, strengthening public safety and affordable housing, fixing our roads, building transit, offering small businesses tax relief, keeping parks and libraries open and maintaining other vital services – like housing Learn more Support Sign the petition  

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NPH Blog: Legislative Alerts and Updates

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