Regional Policy & Solutions

The Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis touches every single person in the Bay Area. Unaffordable rents and home prices in the Bay Area are pushing out many long time residents and forcing our workers farther from job centers and our vulnerable communities farther from their networks of support.

NPH’s Regional Program is geared towards promoting affordable housing solutions across the nine Bay Area counties. We work with members, allies, and supporters and with the Bay Area’s land use and transportation planning agencies to promote innovative affordable housing solutions for all 101 cities and 9 counties.

Our work includes advocating for a more inclusive Plan Bay Area with bold affordable housing solutions, building coalitions across the region to promote the use of public and surplus land for affordable housing, and promoting good policy for the production and preservation of affordable homes and protections for tenants facing displacement. We invite you to learn more and get involved below!

 

Featured Resource

Publicly-owned land is a vital resource for the development of affordable homes, and there are critical steps our region can take now to prioritize this resource. Strategies including incentives, capacity building, and accountability measures can strengthen and build progress for affordable housing for our region.

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NPH Blog: Regional Policy and Solutions

“Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis”

"The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow the San Francisco Bay Area to come together and address the region’s housing challenges through new funding, programs, and tools. This bill will make the Bay Area one of only a handful...

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Daily Journal: “Regional housing tax effort part of larger package”

"Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional organizations with a bill designed as a companion to a host of others seeking to address the area’s housing shortage and affordability crisis. The bill authored by Assemblyman David Chiu,...

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RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2019                                                                                Media Contact: Alina Harway, alina@nonprofithousing.org (415-989-8160x36) San Francisco Bay Area, California – After the success of last November’s State and Bay Area affordable housing revenue measures, Bay Area communities are working...

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Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

"They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the ever-climbing cost of housing. "But in a recent poll, voters said that when it comes to tackling those most vexing issues, they are far more willing to open their wallets...

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