February 14, 2014

Inclusionary Housing Advocacy Toolkit

Inclusionary Housing is a tried and true method of creating affordable housing. Inclusionary policies require new housing developments to include homes affordable to a wide range of incomes.
March 31, 2015

Big Win for Affordable Housing: California Supreme Court Upholds Inclusionary Zoning

On June 15, 2015 the California Supreme Court released an opinion that affirms the ability of cities and counties to adopt inclusionary housing ordinances, a critical tool in developing affordable homes.   The ruling upholds the Appeal Court decision and finds in favor of the defendant and appellant, the City of San Jose, in the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) v. City of San Jose case. In 2010, the CBIA filed a lawsuit in superior court challenging San Jose’s for-sale…
June 10, 2015

Inclusionary Housing

NPH has long supported inclusionary housing policies as an important tool for local jurisdictions to create affordable homes for working class families. Since the Palmer case, NPH and partners have been supporting Bay Area localities to continue to implement and adopt inclusionary policies on a voluntary basis for rental developments. Inclusionary policies are effective at creating housing choices in communities where no tradition of affordable housing development exists and where housing is produced without direct government funding. Most importantly, new inclusionary…
June 23, 2015

Housing + Education

Housing & Education Policy Breakfast NPH member Eden Housing, our subregional partner Housing Trust Silicon Valley and Microsoft hosted a Housing & Education Policy Breakfast in May. Featured speakers Deb McKoy from UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools, Muhammed Chaudhry from Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Chris Funk from East Side Union High School, Jennifer Peck from Partnership for Children and Youth, Sunne McPeak from California Emerging Technology Fund and Linda Mandolini, President of Eden Housing, focused on housing as a key input to education outcomes. Deb shared that…