RELEASE: Bay Area Regional Leaders Respond to the Budget Proposals from the Governor and Legislature

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June 9, 2022 (San Francisco Bay Area) – As lawmakers approach the impending budget deadline, Bay Area Regional civic, advocacy, and philanthropic leaders joined together to release the following joint statement in response to current proposals under consideration:

“As the Legislature and the Governor work to finalize the California 2022-23 state budget, we respectfully remind all parties that this is not just a political negotiation. The results of these final discussions will deeply impact the lives of all California workers, families, and residents.

Housing is the number one issue facing California families, neighbors, and communities. Yet the latest budget proposals set aside only a fraction of the budget for affordable housing and fall short of adequately addressing our region’s deep housing needs, or the suffering of thousands of Bay Area residents without a roof over their heads. 

We have a rare opportunity this year to harness the largest surplus in California’s history to transform our response to housing solutions and how we build community in and across the state. It’s up to us to create the future we all deserve with the housing policies we need and want, so that every Californian has a place to call home.”


This joint statement was issued by:

Amie Fishman
Executive Director
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)

Tomiquia Moss
Founder and Chief Executive Officer 
All Home

Jennifer Loving 
Chief Executive Officer 

Heather Hood
VP & Market Leader, Northern California
Enterprise Community Partners

Fred Blackwell
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco Foundation

Gina D. Dalma
Executive Vice President, Community Action, Policy and Strategy
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Michael Lane
State Policy Director

Regina Williams
Executive Director
SV@Home Action Fund