January 26, 2016

ELPN Oakland Housing & Tech Panel

Join ELPN for a conversation about housing affordability, tech citizenship, and what's in store for Oakland.
February 22, 2016

NPH Co-Sponsors Oakland Boomerang Fund Bill

NPH is co-sponsoring AB 2031 (Bonta), a bill to address the growing housing crisis by allowing a city to issue bonds serviced by “boomerang funds”—funds returned to the city through the dissolution of redevelopment agencies. We appreciate Assemblymember Bonta’s vital efforts as well as the support given by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.   Please read the press release below for more details:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2016 CONTACT: Amy Alley, (916) 319-2387, amy.alley@asm.ca.gov   City of Oakland, Bonta Offer New Tool to…
March 2, 2016

Housing advocates lift up real policy solutions for regional planning agencies

Powerful voices of residents fighting homelessness, family separation, and the danger of renewed segregation in the Bay Area dominated the summit on housing and affordability hosted by MTC and ABAG on Feb. 20.
March 2, 2016

Mayors’ breakfast focuses on housing issues

The topic was a regional economic forecast, but affordable homes dominated the conversation as 800 business leaders met at the Business Times Mayors’ Breakfast with Ed Lee (San Francisco) and Libby Schaaf (Oakland) February 9.   Citing their regular collaboration with Mayor Sam Liccardo (San José), regional agencies and the non-profit sector, both mayors framed their comments around housing affordability. Mayor Lee spoke about achieving 30,000 new units with a commitment to significant affordability. When challenged by protestors, he pointed…