Empowering Affordable Housing Residents

Resident Engagement means bringing front and center the people who represent the Bay Area’s roughly 200,000 affordable housing residents. It means bringing them to the attention of our movement, our industry, our lawmakers, our media, and our communities. These residents represent a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences and their stories matter. These Bay Area neighbors are a powerful collective voice, and they belong at the table.

Resident Engagement also means supporting the critical workers of affordable housing sites, including the resident services staff, with opportunities to engage, educate, and empower residents to become powerful voices and advocates in their own communities.

As we work towards home for all, we’re proud to partner with resident services staff to uplift the voices and experiences of affordable housing residents, the people who are directly impacted by our movement’s progress. NPH offers professional development programming for resident services staff as well as resources, tools, and trainings that are designed to grow their engagement and impact.

If you’re ready to advocate for housing and racial justice alongside us, start by using the resources on this page to learn about NPH’s Resident Engagement work, including voter engagement programs, upcoming events, and our one-of-a-kind Community Advocacy and Voter Engagement (CAVE) certification program.

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CAVE Program

The Community Advocacy & Voter Engagement (CAVE) Certification Program is a professional development training series for resident services staff to grow their skills in advocacy and voter engagement, becoming effective advocates in their communities.

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CAVE Workbook

To complement and support the goals of CAVE, we’ve produced our first-ever Community Advocacy & Resident Voter Engagement Workbook: A Guide to Building a Collaborative Housing Justice Movement.

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Voter Outreach Materials

NPH helps affordable housing resident communities create a culture of sustained voter engagement by providing voter registration and engagement outreach materials. 

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More Opportunities

Check out upcoming events and other opportunities to engage, learn, and connect through our resident engagment offerings.

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Email NPH Senior Campaign Manager, Ze-Kun Li for details: ze@nonprofithousing.org