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Via the San Francisco Business Times’ housing podcast, reporter Blanca Torres shares some of what she learned during NPH’s 38th Annual Conference.

“The Non-Profit Housing Association brought together non-profit developers from throughout the state of California  — more than 800 people gathered in San Francisco for this conference. They had a keynote speaker who was talking about the need to change the narrative about affordable housing…. Some people see housing as a reward for hard work and effort and whatever job you choose to have. And that, I think, is flawed thinking. And that’s a perspective I got from this conference: that housing is a base. If you have stable housing, you will succeed in other areas of your life, versus it being the other way around. And as a society, do we want less crime, do we want less homeless people in  our cities, do we want to reduce these societal ills? Starting with stable housing is a way to do that.”  (starts ~minute 46:30)


Listen to the full podcast here