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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…
February 29, 2016

US Supreme Court Declines Review of San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announced that it will not hear the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) challenge to the City of San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance
October 11, 2016


“The first order of business is to get people into a safe and decent place,” he said. “It’s a humanitarian crisis in the city of San Jose. We think we can create a pilot and model here that would be transferable to other jurisdictions.” - NPH Policy Director Michael Lane
October 11, 2016


NPH Policy Director Michael Lane talked with Rosemary Chalmers on KSCO 1080's Good Morning Monterey Bay about NPH-supported Assembly Bill 2176 (Campos). This groundbreaking legislation taking effect in January 2017, allows the City of San Jose to build tiny homes on city-owned property as a pilot program to focus on the homelessness crisis, while permanent, supportive, affordable housing is built.