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April 14, 2015

Untapped Resources: NPH’s Latest Research Publication

“Untapped Resources, Potential Bay Area Sites for Affordable Transit-Oriented Development”, NPH’s latest research publication, identifies former redevelopment properties as potential resources for the development of affordable transit-oriented development (TOD).  NPH and our partner Seifel Consulting Inc. developed this report by considering a variety of development factors, including property size, land use designation, area planning goals and zoning. Given the broad range of sites identified, the best evaluation tool was determined to be a set of maps that display property sizes and…
July 28, 2015

Bay Area Impact Fees

Bay Area HOUSING IMPACT AND COMMERCIAL LINKAGE FEES As people move into new market-rate homes and office buildings, they generate a need for services typically provided by low-wage workers, such as restaurant and retail work. Recognition of this link has led to growing interest in the use of housing impact (HIF) and commercial linkage fees (CLF). These fees are assessed by square foot or by unit on new, market-rate residential development and commercial development as defined in each jurisdiction’s ordinances.…
September 6, 2016

The Bay Area Plans for its Housing Future

On September 6th the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unveiled the “Draft Preferred Scenario” of Plan Bay Area, which represents the regional agencies’ take on what growth should look like for the Bay Area over the next 24 years. NPH is closely tracking Plan Bay Area to ensure that affordable housing is a central component of any regional vision for growth and that the region’s future infrastructure investments support the construction of more affordable homes in the right places.
April 25, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum San Francisco Bay Area, California – After the success of last November’s Bay Area affordable housing funding measures, Bay Area comm​​unities are working to mobilize and deepen engagement around affordable housing opportunities and solutions. During the month of May, advocacy leaders in five Bay Area Counties will convene Affordable Housing Weeks to engage local communities with a number of fun,…