affordable housing

November 12, 2021

The Community Advocacy and Voter Engagement (CAVE) certification program

The Community Advocacy and Voter Engagement (CAVE) certification program, offered to all resident staff of NPH member organizations, is a professional development opportunity that provides timely and impactful training on how to become and work as an advocate in your community. Participants gain skills in affordable housing advocacy and community engagement strategies as well as obtain a basic knowledge of housing policy topics.  Participants will walk away with: Knowledge of the history of affordable housing organizing in the Bay Area Digital…
January 20, 2022

San Francisco Public Press: How Build Back Better Bill’s Failure Could Hurt SF’s Most Vulnerable

San Francisco could lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars for rental aid and affordable housing construction with the expected collapse of the Build Back Better social spending and infrastructure bill. The White House touted the $1.75 trillion spending package as having the “single largest and most comprehensive investment in affordable housing in history,” with $150 billion in housing assistance for low-income tenants. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat, derailed the bill by refusing to provide the key…
May 10, 2022

Latest Bay Area Housing Data Reinforces Advocates’ Calls for Affordable Housing Solutions, Investments

2/3 of the Bay Area’s extremely low-income households are spending more than half of their earnings to pay rent, according to new data released today by the California Housing Partnership.
May 17, 2022

Mercury News: Biden administration has plan to boost affordable housing

The Biden administration is announcing an action plan Monday aimed at boosting the supply of affordable housing amid high inflation. Taken together, administration officials said, the actions announced will help close the affordable housing gap and “ease the burden of housing costs,” noting that housing prices are a key driver of inflation. Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, said the president’s announcement are welcome news for the state and Bay Area. “Taking bold administrative…