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!


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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

New Tools for Local Government to Advance Affordable Housing: A Webinar with Pedro Galvao and Michael Lane

Affordable housing is everyone's concern, but not everyone has access to the tools to advance affordable housing in their communities. NPH wants that to change and we partnered with Rise Together, the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign, and the Richmond Community Foundation, to create a webinar designed...


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...


Chan Zuckerberg Institute: “We’re all in this together and now is the time for bold solutions”

“We’re all in this together and now is the time for big bold solutions.” - Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California A coalition of community organizations is working together to develop regional solutions to address the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area. It’s...