Effecting State-Wide Change

July 21, 2020

Hundreds of California Faith Leaders Declare Moral Imperative for State Assembly to Pass Critical Housing Bill

Released Tuesday, July 21 Hundreds of California Faith Leaders Declare Moral Imperative for State As...

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News

July 14, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Apple commits over $400 million of $2.5 billion California housing pledge

“Apple has committed over $400 million to housing programs after a $2.5 billion pledge last No...

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News

July 14, 2020

New Report Shows 9 of the Top 10 Least Affordable Metro Counties in Nation are in California

For immediate release 9 of the Top 10 Least Affordable Metro Counties in Nation are in California Ne...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 30, 2020

KQED: Housing, Homelessness Were California Lawmakers' Top Priorities Before Pandemic. Where Do They Stand Now?

“Gov. Gavin Newsom began the year with a tour of homeless and mental health services providers...

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Campaigns

May 28, 2020

Marin Independent Journal: MTC delays $10B Bay Area housing bond measure

“A proposed $10 billion bond measure aimed at addressing the Bay Area’s affordable housing s...

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Campaigns

May 18, 2020

Amidst COVID environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern

RELEASE: Amidst COVID Environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern New poll shows strong...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 13, 2020

Affordable Housing Advocates Release Plan for Providing Immediate Assistance to Struggling Low-Income Households, Maintaining Access to Affordable Housing During the COVID-19 Emergency

The new ‘Affordable Housing and Homelessness Framework’ includes detailed funding proposals to s...

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News

May 5, 2020

Shelterforce: What Would It Mean to Cancel Rent?

“Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the last month. Even t...

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News

April 30, 2020

Mercury News: Coronavirus: Desperate Bay Area tenants face monthly rents as advocates push for massive bailout

“As rent comes due Friday for the growing ranks of unemployed workers, anxious tenants and adv...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

April 27, 2020

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Crises

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public ...

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News

March 16, 2020

Advancing Housing Justice in the time of COVID-19: Resources for our work

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 11, 2020

BISNOW: SB 50 Author Proposes Bill Allowing Churches By-Right Development

“A new bill introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents the 11th District...

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March 9, 2020

SENATOR WIENER INTRODUCES HOUSING LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CHURCHES AND OTHER CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

For Immediate Release “Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB ...

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Campaigns

March 9, 2020

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: SILICON VALLEY LEADERS MULL COMBINING HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION BALLOT MEASURES

“Bay Area business and housing leaders are in talks over whether 2020 is the year when two ballot ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 6, 2020

THE MERCURY NEWS: NEW BILL WOULD LET CALIFORNIA CHURCHES BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

“Under a new proposal, churches, synagogues and mosques would be able to build affordable housing ...

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News

March 3, 2020

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: NONPROFIT SEEKS DEVELOPERS TO TAKE FIRST BITES OF APPLE’S $2.5B HOUSING COMMITMENT

“Nearly four months to the day after Apple Inc. promised $2.5 billion to spur housing and address ...

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News

March 3, 2020

CURBED SAN FRANCISCO: WHO ARE THE BAY AREA’S NIMBYS—AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?

“The caricature of a NIMBY is someone with a screw-you-I’ve-got-mine attitude, either a wealthy,...

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News

March 2, 2020

PR NEWSWIRE: APPLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND OPENS FOR PROJECTS

Housing Trust Silicon Valley – a nonprofit community loan fund that works to create a strong affor...

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News

February 6, 2020

KQED: Can the Bay Area Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis?

” As high housing costs continue crippling Bay Area residents, demands are growing for more af...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 31, 2020

Mercury News: Major California zoning bill dies, supporters vow to try again

One of the most divisive housing measures in recent California memory died on the Senate floor Thurs...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 30, 2020

Statement on Senate Bill 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

Californians are counting on our elected leaders to advance big, bold solutions for a future where a...

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News

January 28, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: JP Morgan Chase commits $22 million for Bay Area housing

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January 28, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: "New wave of homelessness"

"People talk regionally, but they act very locally when it comes to homelessness.. But this feels li...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 24, 2020

NPH’s position on SB 50’s opportunities for our region and state & the critical need to anchor equity in the bill’s policy

NPH is proud to support and co-sponsor Senate Bill 50 as a big, bold solution for affordable housing...

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News

January 14, 2020

Joint Release: We Decry the Eviction of Moms 4 Housing

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 10, 2020

Mercury News: "Newsom’s 2020 budget leaves some housing advocates wanting more"

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January 6, 2020

Mercury News: "SB 50 is up for a key Senate vote this month"

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Campaigns

December 19, 2019

RELEASE: Two New Bay Area Housing Reports Demonstrate that Significant Revenue Measure May Be Pathway for Bay Area Region

Two new housing reports released today by California Housing Partnership and the Non-Profit Housing ...

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Campaigns

December 9, 2019

San Francisco Business Times: "Regional ballot measure next year could raise up to $1 billion for affordable housing"

Bay Area housing advocates want to take advantage of a new state law to generate up to $1 billion pe...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

November 18, 2019

Sac Bee: "Advocates want more done to lower California costs"

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November 12, 2019

The Hill: "Tech firms face skepticism over California housing response"

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November 5, 2019

Commentary: "Apple's $2.5B Housing Pledge Is Not A PR Slam Dunk"

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November 4, 2019

NPR: Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Ease Shortage Of Affordable Housing In California

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October 28, 2019

Reveal News: Google v. Apple: While one Takes on the Housing Crisis, the Other Stands Back

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October 22, 2019

Mercury News: Facebook Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Housing Crisis in California and Beyond

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October 12, 2019

The Davis Vanguard: Gov. Newsom Signs SB 330, ‘Housing Crisis Act of 2019’

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October 9, 2019

STATEMENT FROM NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

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October 2, 2019

Capital & Main: Will Newsom Sign Bill Reviving Redevelopment Agencies?

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October 1, 2019

The Daily Californian: "A Small Step to the Governor's Desk, a Giant Leap for Our Community"

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Legislative Policy Reports

September 26, 2019

MEDIUM: “DEAR GOVERNOR: AN OPEN LETTER FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS LEADERS AROUND THE STATE”

“Dear Governor Newsom, Your leadership was instrumental in bringing a legislative housing package ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 26, 2019

The Daily Californian: "Bill aimed at tackling Bay Area housing crisis passes CA State Legislature"

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September 26, 2019

Medium: "Dear Governor: An Open Letter from Affordable Housing and Homelessness Leaders around the State"

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Legislative Policy Reports

September 18, 2019

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE OPPORTUNITY: NPH’S 2019 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP

As this year’s legislative session comes to a close, we’re thrilled to share that most of NPH’...

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News

September 18, 2019

ABC News: "Trump targets California for plan to deal with homeless on 'our best streets'"

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September 18, 2019

The Good, The Bad, and The Opportunity: NPH’s 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 17, 2019

"Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis"

The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow ...

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Campaigns

September 17, 2019

Daily Journal: "Regional housing tax effort part of larger package"

Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional org...

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Campaigns

September 13, 2019

STATEMENT FROM NPH'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN ON LEGISLATIVE SESSION IMPACT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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September 12, 2019

RELEASE: CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES FIRST EVER COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL HOUSING APPROACH

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News

July 31, 2019

KQED Forum: Solutions for Housing Vulnerable Seniors

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July 1, 2019

San Francisco chronicle: Google wants to build 20,000 homes. It may need more than $14 billion

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June 25, 2019

San Mateo Patch: SMC Pledges $27 Million To Support Affordable Housing

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June 20, 2019

the charlotte observer: Make $61 an hour? That’s what it takes to rent a San Francisco 2-bedroom, study finds

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June 19, 2019

Kron 4: Study - Bay Area counties top list of most expensive places to live

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June 18, 2019

Mercury News: These Are the Most Expensive Counties in the U.S. to Rent in. Hint: They’re All in the Bay Area

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June 11, 2019

The Bay City Beacon: "California Voters Could Repeal Article 34 Next Year"

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May 24, 2019

Mercury News: "Bay Area might get its first-ever regional body for affordable housing"

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May 22, 2019

Mercury News: "Supporters unite in last-chance effort to save California’s most controversial housing bill"

“In a last-ditch attempt to save the year’s most controversial housing measure, supporters o...

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News

May 21, 2019

Axios: "The Hometown Tour: San Francisco"

“Last Friday, Axios’ Ina Fried hosted an Expert Voices Live discussion in San Francisco ...

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May 17, 2019

San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls... frustrated advocates look ahead

“This year’s most controversial piece of housing legislation stalled in Sacramento, as lawma...

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May 17, 2019

Mother Jones: California Lawmakers Just Shelved Their Only Bill Focused on Solving the Housing Shortage Crisis

“On the same day that a devastating new report on homelessness was released, California lawmak...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 16, 2019

Statement on SB 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

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May 6, 2019

Times-Herald: Affordable housing crisis even hits Solano County residents

“…In collaboration with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and lo...

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News

May 6, 2019

New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Out of Reach, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

For immediate release Media Contacts: Matt Schwartz, MSchwartz@chpc.net(415-433-6804 x311)Alina Ha...

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Connecting The Issues

April 29, 2019

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum For Immediate ReleaseApril...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

April 18, 2019

Pacific Standard Magazine: Inside the Political FIght Over How to Handle California's Housing Crisis

“From Sonoma to San Diego, the state faces a massive affordability crisis; across the politica...

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Campaigns

April 12, 2019

Shelterforce: The Collaboration Behind California’s Successful Statewide Ballot Campaign for Housing

“In November 2018, Californians voted with the housing crisis and their values in mind when th...

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Campaigns

March 25, 2019

Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

“They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bu...

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About NPH

March 25, 2019

2018 Annual Report: A Year of Building Momentum

We are pleased to share NPH’s 2018 Annual Report! In 2018, NPH chose Building Momentum as our ...

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March 22, 2019

Mountain View Voice on the CASA compact

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March 18, 2019

SM Daily Journal: "Local officials contend with housing bills"

“With each day new, a fresh piece of housing legislation seemingly arrives in Sacramento as la...

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News

March 8, 2019

KQED: "Push to Create a Regional Housing Agency for the Bay Area"

“State lawmakers are proposing to create a housing agency for the San Francisco Bay Area, with...

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Campaigns

March 5, 2019

Mercury News: "Some cities push back against plan to overhaul Bay Area housing market"

“As the Bay Area grapples with a housing shortage that has driven the cost of buying and renti...

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News

February 12, 2019

Christian Science Monitor: ‘All hands on deck’

“The Bay Area comprises nine counties and 101 municipalities in a region with 7.6 million peop...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 31, 2019

RELEASE: Major Environmental and Affordable Housing Organizations Endorse Senator Wiener’s SB 50, the More HOMES Act

California League of Conservation Voters, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California &...

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News

January 31, 2019

Crosscut: "Will Microsoft's housing plan work?"

“Microsoft’s recent launch of a $500 million program to help finance affordable housing in...

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Legislative Policy Reports

January 30, 2019

MEDIUM: “WE’RE ALL IN FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM’S MARSHALL PLAN FOR HOUSING”

““In our home, no one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to ...

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January 30, 2019

Medium: "We’re All In for Governor Gavin Newsom’s Marshall Plan for Housing"

““In our home, no one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck...

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News

January 22, 2019

Beyond Chron: Builders and Tenants are Allies

“After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  ...

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News

January 22, 2019

San Mateo Daily Journal: "Regional housing proposal gathers approval"

“The Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Board voted 21-9 in favor of the CASA Compa...

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News

January 18, 2019

RELEASE: ABAG Passes First Comprehensive Housing Approach in Bay Area History

ABAG Passes First Comprehensive Housing Approach in Bay Area HistoryNPH Applauds Passage of Critical...

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January 17, 2019

KQED Forum: Governor Newsom Proposes Withholding Funds from Cities that Don't Meet Housing Goals

“Housing is an urgent matter. We have to do things differently to see change.” – A...

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Campaigns

January 15, 2019

Bay City Beacon: "SF Mayor Breed Proposes Bonds for Housing, Earthquake Safety"

“Mayor London Breed will be asking voters for a billion dollars in infrastructure bonds for af...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 11, 2019

Statement on Governor's "California From All" Budget from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

“A California For All means investing deeply in housing, demonstrating strong leadership, and ...

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News

January 2, 2019

Mercury News: "Even Habitat for Humanity Can't Build Cheaply Enough: ‘Roughest patch’ in state history for affordable development"

“Rising construction costs and a big drop in public funding is forcing an organization that bu...

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News

December 10, 2018

Bay City Beacon: "Senator Wiener Launches Three Big Bills to Tackle Housing Woes"

“State Sen. Scott Wiener remained undeterred after this year’s unceremonious demise of his c...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

December 6, 2018

Mercury News: "California gears up for round 2 on controversial battle over more homes near transit"

“A controversial bill with the potential to add millions of apartments and condominiums near t...

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News

December 4, 2018

Mercury News: "Deadly Camp Fire fuels California’s raging housing shortage"

“As ominous as the dark smoke that choked the Bay Area while California’s most destructive w...

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News

November 23, 2018

Mercury News: "Can feds help ease housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond?"

“As housing costs spiral up faster than worker incomes, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier thinks fed...

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News

November 21, 2018

NBC News: "'Where's everybody going to go?' Survivors of California's Camp Fire struggle to find housing"

“After fleeing California’s devastating Camp Fire, Victor Marino set up a tent in behind a c...

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Campaigns

November 16, 2018

Santa Cruz Good Times: "Did Santa Cruz Housing Measures Hurt Each Other?"

“As election day neared, one of the big questions in Santa Cruz County was how a slew of housi...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2018

Statement from Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Executive Director Amie Fishman on Passage of Proposition 1 and 2 Affordable Housing Measures

“Propositions 1 and 2 are critical wins for our Bay Area and California communities — ou...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

STATEMENT: In Anticipation of Election's Unprecedented Number of Affordable Housing Measures

In Anticipation of Election Day’s Unprecedented Number of Affordable Housing Measures Statement fr...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

SF Chronicle: "Housing, by any means necessary"

“This week, the YIMBYs’ pro-housing revolution is facing perhaps its biggest test. Its agend...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

GUSC: "What does the Nov. 6 ballot have to do with parenting?"

“As a parent, I’m increasingly concerned about the ability of vital and vulnerable community...

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Electoral Policy Reports

November 2, 2018

MEDIUM: “HOUSING IS TOP TOPIC AND TOP OF TICKET THIS TUESDAY”

“Election Day is Tuesday, which means our TVs, radios, social media feeds, and newspapers are inun...

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Campaigns

November 2, 2018

Medium: "Housing is Top Topic and Top of Ticket this Tuesday"

“Election Day is Tuesday, which means our TVs, radios, social media feeds, and newspapers are ...

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News

October 30, 2018

New “HIP” solution created to drive progress for Bay Area region’s housing crisis

A new “HIP” program of incentives passed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) las...

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Campaigns

October 26, 2018

SFBT: How the Bay Area is replacing its reputation of “housing crisis” with “housing solutions”

“The Bay Area has long been known for its housing crisis. San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alamed...

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Campaigns

October 25, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Election 2018

“It’s nearly Election Day, and local races are seeing much of the splintering and fraying on...

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Campaigns

October 16, 2018

KAZU radio: "Santa Cruz County To Vote On Affordable Housing Bond"

“…As California’s housing situation worsens, an increasing number of communities are t...

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Connecting The Issues

October 5, 2018

Univision: Reporte señala la precaria situación económica de un tercio de los habitantes del área de la bahía

Según este reporte, la precaria situación de miles de familias podría dejarlos en la calle ante u...

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Campaigns

October 4, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: "Two measures would raise record-breaking $6 billion for affordable housing"

“Two years after voters approved billions of dollars to fund low-income homes around Californi...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2018

Univision: Gobernador de California aprueba ley para construir vivienda cerca del BART

El gobernador Jerry Brown aprobó la ley 2923 donde se aprueba que más de 300 acres en 27estaciones...

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October 3, 2018

East County Today: BART Housing Bill Signed by Governor Brown

On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2923 that will bring much needed relief to the ...

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Campaigns

September 12, 2018

Via the Sentinel: Santa Cruz County in need of nearly 12,000 new affordable rentals

“Santa Cruz County is in need of nearly 12,000 new affordable rental homes to meet demand, acc...

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Campaigns

September 11, 2018

RELEASE: New Santa Cruz County Data - Housing Needs Grow, State Funding Drops

New Santa Cruz County Data: Housing Needs Grow, State Funding Drops New report builds case for local...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

August 22, 2018

Lamorinda Weekly: BART bill to head for senate vote

“We are pleased [AB 2923] has been sent to the Senate floor for a vote and have agreed to majo...

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Campaigns

August 8, 2018

Register Pajaronian: "County supervisors approve housing bond, sales tax measure"

“The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday paved the way for voters in November to...

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Campaigns

August 6, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: It’s time to refocus on housing

“Many in our community are deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing for local fam...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

August 6, 2018

Mercury News Op-Ed: More Housing, Less Traffic -- A Bill Badly Needed for the Bay Area

“As our state lawmakers return from summer recess and get back to unfinished business, there r...

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Campaigns

July 25, 2018

NPH Statement on Santa Rosa Affordable Housing Bond Referral

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON SANTA ROSA AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND REFERRAL “...

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News

July 16, 2018

IN EQUAL TIMES: HOMELESS IN SILICON VALLEY: HOW THE HEARTLAND OF GLOBAL TECH BECAME THE EPICENTRE OF A HOUSING CRISIS

“We are facing the gravest crisis in housing unaffordability and inequity in recent history,” sa...

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News

June 26, 2018

New Tools for Local Government to Advance Affordable Housing: A Webinar with Pedro Galvao and Michael Lane

Affordable housing is everyone’s concern, but not everyone has access to the tools to advance ...

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News

June 26, 2018

IN THE MERCURY NEWS: "THE EYE-POPPING DEFINITION OF WHAT IS 'LOW-INCOME' IN THE BAY AREA INCREASES AGAIN"

“California needs 1 million more units of affordable housing for people [who are] struggling the m...

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News

April 10, 2018

WIENER SCALES BACK BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW TALLER HOUSING NEAR PUBLIC TRANSIT

“Wiener argues that the bill is needed to ensure that local opponents of construction can’t bl...

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News

April 9, 2018

IN THE MERCURY NEWS: "HOUSING CRISIS: CALIFORNIA BILL AIMS TO HELP THE ‘MISSING MIDDLE’"

Often, when nonprofit developers make their affordable-housing pitches to local governments, city of...

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News

March 19, 2018

IN SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: SF MAYORAL HOPEFULS, MINUS BREED, HOLD HEATED HOUSING DEBATE

One candidate in the San Francisco mayor’s race wants to shake out the pockets of real estate deve...

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News

March 5, 2018

Assemblymembers Grayson, Chiu float bill to encourage housing development near BART stations

“Building, safe affordable, and walkable communities on undeveloped land around BART stations is a...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

February 15, 2018

AMIE FISHMAN OF NPH AND SAM MOSS OF MISSION HOUSING ON "YOUR CALL" KALW

On February 14, 2018,  NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman and Mission Housing Executive Director S...

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Connecting The Issues

January 24, 2018

SF Biz Times: "Why San Francisco has the second-highest construction costs in the world"

“San Francisco has the world’s second-highest construction costs because of complex, bur...

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Campaigns

December 20, 2017

San Jose Organizations to Strengthen Civic Engagement, Increase City Vibrancy with $1 Million Boost from Night Foundation

Eleven projects are aimed at making San Jose a more vibrant place to live and work, driven by reside...

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News

December 12, 2017

Statements from Affordable Housing Leaders after Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

STATEMENTS FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEADERS AFTER PASSING OF SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR EDWIN M. LEE Afforda...

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Connecting The Issues

November 13, 2017

San Francisco Business Times: "Everything you wanted to know about affordable housing"

Via the San Francisco Business Times’ housing podcast, reporter Blanca Torres shares some of w...

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News

November 9, 2017

Understanding the Aftermath: North Bay Tour and Recovery Roundtable

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November 6, 2017

San Francisco Business Times: "The tide is turning for affordable housing"

It’s no secret that the Bay Area has a housing crisis. Business leaders have long identified housi...

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Campaigns

November 2, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Institute: "We're all in this together and now is the time for bold solutions"

“We’re all in this together and now is the time for big bold solutions.” – Amie Fishman,...

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News

October 31, 2017

MTC Commissioners Approve Plan to Link Housing to Transportation Funds

On Wednesday, October 25th, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted to take an innova...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 27, 2017

Daily Journal: Law offers redevelopment agency replacement

“Gov. Jerry Brown heeded calls from lawmakers this legislative session by approving a slew of ...

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Campaigns

October 18, 2017

Richmond Confidential: Contra Costa affordable-housing advocates hope to build off ‘great energy’ of new state laws

“During the Richmond town hall, some speakers talked about the significance of the state bills...

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Campaigns

October 11, 2017

Mercury News: "On a roll: Affordable housing advocates pack a San Francisco hotel and say they’re winning the battle"

Friday conference was part rally, part double-down work session to mitigate the housing crisis  ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

KRON 4: Governor Brown signs California affordable housing bills

“There’s been momentum that’s been building towards this moment. And it’s so...

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October 3, 2017

New York Times: California Starts Tackling Huge Affordable Housing Shortage

“We need to get to a scale that meets the challenge that we’re facing,” said Amie ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

Univision: Gobernador de California aprueba paquete legislativo para enfrentar la crisis de vivienda

Ver este video sobre viviendas asequibles, con Michael Lane, Director de Politicas de NPH! via Univi...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

Hoodline Tenderloin: Governor In Town To Sign Affordable Housing Funding Bills

“It was truly a historic legislative session,” said Michael Lane, policy director for the Non-P...

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October 3, 2017

Daily Cal: Gov. Jerry Brown signs 15 bills to improve affordable housing in California

“On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of housing bills that aim to improve Californian...

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September 29, 2017

GOVERNOR SIGNS HOUSING PACKAGE, LAUNCHES PROGRESS FOR CALIFORNIA HOUSING

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September 15, 2017

9.15.17 NPH Response to Housing Package Votes

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September 14, 2017

LA Times: "Key California housing legislation still lacks votes"

  “…If SB 2 doesn’t pass, [NPH Policy Director Michael] Lane said he’s hoping i...

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News

August 24, 2017

A Victory: For Fair Housing and Fair Development

In the Bay Area, gentrification and rents are rising.   But going forward, anti-displacement pr...

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News

August 22, 2017

Oakland Magazine: "A Better Housing Plan"

When Bay Area planners released a draft proposal earlier this year for guiding the region’s afford...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 17, 2017

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON HOUSING PACKAGE ANNOUNCED TODAY “All of Calif...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 14, 2017

SF Chronicle: "California housing crisis spurring lawmakers into action"

“Homeownership in California has dropped to 1940s levels. Meanwhile, the cost of rental housin...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 13, 2017

SF Examiner: "Senate Bill 35 will help create affordable homes for vulnerable populations"

“Everyone knows California is facing a housing affordability crisis. In fact, recent local pol...

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News

June 28, 2017

East Bay Times: Solving the housing crisis takes bold action

“Bay Area counties have long been among the most expensive housing markets in the nation. A ne...

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News

June 22, 2017

Bay Area Monitor: "Finding a Way Home"

  “This summer, officials are expected to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s land u...

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News

June 20, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Region Faces Critical Juncture for Housing Approach


    Bay Area Region Faces Critical Juncture for Housing Approach
 Newly consolidated reg...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 13, 2017

State Legislative Update: June 13, 2017

Though California Leadership began the 2017-18 session with strong language proclaiming that address...

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News

June 8, 2017

RELEASE: California Counties Lead List of Most Expensive Jurisdictions in Nation

California Counties Lead List of Most Expensive Jurisdictions in NationNew National Report Finds Aff...

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News

June 1, 2017

Senate passes bill to protect political free speech rights of HOA residents

Sacramento – The California Senate tonight approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) t...

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News

May 30, 2017

Sonoma County Gazette: "Sonoma County Affordable Housing Support is Growing"

“It’s important for Sonoma County to be able to support the most vulnerable among us, as well as...

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News

May 16, 2017

Daily Journal: Measure K funds must be allocated for housing

“This month, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and county staff are finalizing funding...

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News

May 15, 2017

Press Democrat: New report details Sonoma County renters’ woes

“Those involved in the report acknowledged they hope county residents will be moved to take ac...

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News

May 11, 2017

How to Get $2 Billion for Affordable Homes

The Bay Area’s affordable housing community has moved from conducting political action through...

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News

May 8, 2017

San Mateo Daily Journal: Data points to enlarging housing gap

Housing advocates are pointing to newly released data about the growing gap of affordable options in...

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News

May 7, 2017

Op-Ed: Take action for affordable housing in the Bay Area

If Bay Area voters deliver a clear message to elected leaders about the need for affordable housing,...

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News

May 5, 2017

SF Chronicle: Affordable housing drying up across Bay Area, report finds

“I’ve worked on affordable housing in the Bay Area for 20 years, and it has never been like this...

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News

May 5, 2017

SF Biz Times: How the East Bay and Peninsula lost $185 million in affordable housing funding over the last decade

“Annual federal and state affordable housing funding for the East Bay and Peninsula plunged by...

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Featured Resource

May 5, 2017

New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

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News

May 5, 2017

New East Bay Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

New East Bay Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets New Reports Builds Case for Acti...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 1, 2017

Support Grows for SB 2

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April 25, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month After November me...

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News

April 20, 2017

"Staying vigilant at the local level"

“We knew acting locally mattered. What we didn’t know at the time, but has become increasing...

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News

April 18, 2017

"5 Things I Heard Secretary Carson Say at the NLIHC Housing Policy Forum"

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the National Low Income Housing Coal...

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News

April 10, 2017

NPH Executive Director on KCBS Radio: “Communities committed to supporting needs of neighbors"

Click play to listen, or continue below for a transcript of the KCBS radio interview. KCBS Radio: A...

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News

April 10, 2017

NPH Executive Director on KCBS Radio: "Voters are ready for big, bold solutions"

Click play to listen, or continue below for a transcript of the KCBS radio interview. KCBS Radio: A...

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Campaigns

April 6, 2017

Palo Alto Daily Post: "Growth rate starting to slow"

New census data released at the end of March 2017 showed a slowed growth rate in some Bay Area commu...

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News

April 3, 2017

National Housing Award Goes to Two Bay Area Affordable Housing Organizations

National Housing Award Goes to Two Bay Area Affordable Housing Organizations NPH and EBHO Recognized...

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News

March 20, 2017

NPH Support for AB 45

“Housing for our school employees has proven to be a solution in various districts both within...

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About NPH

March 17, 2017

2016 Annual Report: A Year in Review

We are delighted to share NPH’s 2016 Annual Report.   You may recall that the NPH community c...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 6, 2017

"Our California values are about thriving, diverse, inclusive communities"

“NPH and all of us here believe in a Bay Area, believe in a California and a nation where ever...

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News

March 2, 2017

STATEMENT: NPH Executive Director on this morning's Ben Carson HUD Appointment

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON THIS MORNING’S BEN CARSON HUD APPOINTMENT  ...

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News

January 20, 2017

Amie Fishman in Rewire News: "Fair and affordable housing advocates swiftly sounded the alarms on Carson’s nomination"

“Carson was nominated to run HUD in December, despite having pulled his name from the running...

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Campaigns

December 14, 2016

Medium: Voters Agree on Housing, Will Decision Makers Follow Their Lead?

“Earlier this year, a national survey from Ipsos Polling illuminated new insight into voters...

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Connecting The Issues

December 5, 2016

A Statement From NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman on Ben Carson Pick for HUD Secretary

  After much speculation — and amidst grave concern from experts in the housing and developme...

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Featured Resource

November 22, 2016

Bay Area Policymakers Vote to Put Teeth in Plan Bay Area

On Thursday November 17th, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of B...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 21, 2016

New Analysis: Election Results from Around Nation on Affordable Housing

New Analysis: Election Results from Around Nation on Affordable HousingFrom Coast to Coast, Voters R...

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Campaigns

November 16, 2016

Update on Santa Clara County

Update: Wednesday, November 16, 5pm In Santa Clara County, elections has now counted 90% of the vote...

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Campaigns

November 15, 2016

Updated Numbers from Santa Clara County (89% votes counted)

Update: Tuesday, November 15, 5pm In Santa Clara County, updated numbers show Measure A keeping a le...

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Campaigns

November 14, 2016

Update:Monday, 11/14, 5pm

Update: Monday, November 14, 5pm – In Alameda County, Measure A1 remains well above the thresh...

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Campaigns

November 14, 2016

Update: On Track Toward Victory

Monday, November 14 Update In Alameda County, Measure A1 increased its lead to 72.83% YES (Updated 1...

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Campaigns

November 11, 2016

Updated Vote Counts Continue To Suggest Positive Outcomes

Friday, November 11 Update As we continue to monitor vote counts for the three Bay Area County affor...

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Campaigns

November 10, 2016

CAUTIOUSLY MORE OPTIMISTIC

Thursday, Nov. 10 – 2pm · Alameda Measure A1 – 72.32% (last update 11/9/16 1:40 am, Registrar...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 9, 2016

Early Vote Counts Show Strong Support for Affordable Homes Throughout Bay Area

While final vote counts are still days away, unofficial results signal that voters supported the thr...

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Campaigns

November 9, 2016

EARLY VOTE COUNTS

After a late night, these are still early numbers for three county housing measures. Each county has...

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Campaigns

November 8, 2016

Hi, Have You Voted Today?

Louis Chicoine from Abode and Bruce Ives from LifeMoves are burning up phone lines for Measure A....

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Campaigns

November 8, 2016

COMMUNITY, HOUSING ADVOCATES IN BERKELEY OFFICE FOR MEASURE A1 GOTV

Community volunteers have joined NPH and East Bay Housing Organizations teams at the SAHA site in Be...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 8, 2016

We Would Not Be Where We Are Without Your Hard Work

We are so proud that this community has not only placed Affordable Housing measures on the ballot in...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2016

BUSY GOTV WEEKEND FOR NPH & PARTNERS

NPH members stepped up to volunteer in partnership with housing advocates and community partners acr...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 7, 2016

Interesting Facts About Voter Registration

NPH members played a role in this increase. We achieved a 15% increase in voter registration in our ...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2016

Information on the Vote Count

When the polls close at 8pm Tuesday, County Clerks and Registrars will be the focus of attention as ...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2016

Michael Lane in the SF Gate "The Crisis is Now"

“The crisis is now,” Lane said in an interview. “Voters are wanting the county to address it w...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 4, 2016

NPH Staff Is Phone Banking and Lit Dropping Around the Bay Area!

Join NPH and GET OUT THE VOTE!

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Featured Resource

November 4, 2016

NPH ED Amie Fishman Speaks at SIEPR Policy Forum

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman spoke this month at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy R...

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Connecting The Issues

November 1, 2016

Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

The National Governors Association (NGA) has recognized that housing can improve health outcomes and...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

November 1, 2016

New LIHTC Advocacy Fact Sheet for California.

NHC's new fact sheet shows how income averaging would enable the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHT...

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Campaigns

November 1, 2016

MOHCD on Where $310m Housing Bond Funds are Being Used

The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development released an update of where Pr...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 1, 2016

Ready to Vote Already!

The moment we've all been waiting for, Election Day on Tuesday, November 8 is almost here! If you vo...

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Campaigns

October 29, 2016

GOTV Countdown: Alameda County Rally Oct. 29

Get out the Vote Countdown! Let's GOTV Alameda County!

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News

October 19, 2016

Amie Fishman Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

For those who get evicted or priced out of a neighborhood, she says, “you lose not just your home ...

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News

October 19, 2016

NPH Makes Inroads on Plan Bay Area

On October 14th the Joint Planning and Administrative Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

October 18, 2016

Ballots Have Mailed -- Have You Talked to Voters?

Affordable housing volunteers are stepping up for our campaigns in a big way! Your work is making a ...

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News

October 11, 2016

MICHAEL LANE ON KSCO RADIO

NPH Policy Director Michael Lane talked with Rosemary Chalmers on KSCO 1080's Good Morning Monterey ...

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Featured Resource

October 11, 2016

MICHAEL LANE QUOTED IN THE MERCURY NEWS

“The first order of business is to get people into a safe and decent place,” he said. “It’s ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

October 5, 2016

Are You Ready to Vote for Housing?

If you attended the NPH Conference, you heard loud and clear from our partners in local government ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

September 16, 2016

Housing Measure Campaign Materials Ready to Ship or Download

Here's your biweekly round-up of campaign activities, and how you can make the difference for re-inv...

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Campaigns

September 6, 2016

The Responsibility Lies With Us

 Jennifer Loving, Executive Director of Destination Home, recently wrote a powerful Op-Ed in the Sa...

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Featured Resource

August 30, 2016

AMIE FISHMAN URGES BIG LEADERSHIP

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in a recent article, featured in the East Bay Times, ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

August 26, 2016

3...2...1... Launch! Join NPH at Campaign Kickoffs

With Labor Day around the corner, the official campaign season kicks off and three campaigns NPH has...

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News

August 26, 2016

Urban Institute Interactive Map Shows Gap Between Homes Available and Number of Renters in Need

This great new interactive map from Urban Institute shows the number of affordable homes available t...

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Campaigns

August 10, 2016

Yes on A For Affordable Housing Fact Sheet is Here

The Yes on A for Affordable Housing campaign in Santa Clara County has just released their fact shee...

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Campaigns

August 10, 2016

WE HAVE GAME CHANGING SOLUTIONS IN FRONT OF US

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was interviewed by our partner The San Francisco Foundation (TSF...

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News

July 27, 2016

New Tool: Does the Cost of Affordable Housing Pencil Out?

A new National Housing Conference & Urban Institute tool is a great resource for educating polic...

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News

July 27, 2016

NPH FEATURED IN THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY

NPH was mentioned in this Chronicle of Philanthropy article discussing our recent grant from The San...

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News

July 27, 2016

MICHAEL LANE IN THE DAILY JOURNAL

NPH Policy Director Michael was quoted in this Daily Journal article on a Measure A Extension in S...

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Featured Resource

July 20, 2016

'BEGINNING THE HARD, HOPEFUL WORK' - NPH RECEIVES TSFF EQUITY STRATEGY GRANT

NPH is honored, humbled and very excited to be a TSFF ‪#‎Place‬ grantee, part of the first gr...

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News

July 15, 2016

MICHAEL LANE IN THE ALMANAC ON SAN MATEO REVENUE MEASURE

Michael Lane of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California said some form of financin...

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News

July 13, 2016

"NOW IS THE TIME FOR BOLD ACTION" - NPH'S MICHAEL LANE IN THE SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

“A consistent, ongoing source of revenue is necessary. Now is the time for bold action,” Lane sa...

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Campaigns

July 12, 2016

News Coverage Round Up: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

On June 21st, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

July 12, 2016

News Coverage Round Up: Alameda County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

On June 28th, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable hous...

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News

July 5, 2016

Amie Fishman in the Mercury News: Bay Area Advocates Sense Change in Political, Public Will to Help Homeless

"This is such an exciting moment," said Fishman. "We're seeing a convergence of political leadership...

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News

July 5, 2016

NPH Members, Board Members and Staff On Solutions During June 29th Media Blitz on Homelessness

A recap of the coverage on the homelessness crisis during the June 29th media blitz #SFhomelessproje...

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News

July 5, 2016

Amie Fishman in the News: Santa Clara County Housing Bond Heads to the Ballot

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in a recent Mercury News article discussing the impor...

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News

July 5, 2016

LIHTC Income Averaging

Check out this LIHTC Fact Sheet from our friends at the National Housing Conference

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News

June 24, 2016

John Stewart Company and BRIDGE Housing in the Business Times

Housing bonds work! ‪Prop A‬ money is now building much needed affordable homes for all San Fran...

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Campaigns

June 21, 2016

Destination Home Op-Ed on the Proposed Santa Clara Housing Bond

Housing and homeless advocates call for the Santa Clara County Supervisors to invest in people and ...

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News

June 21, 2016

Sponsor the 2016 NPH Fall Conference

Be a part of the 37th annual NPH Fall Conference by becoming a sponsor and join affordable housing p...

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News

May 24, 2016

Amie Fishman at the SV@Home Policy Breakfast

If you missed Silicon Valley at Home's policy breakfast, check out the event video - NPH's Amie Fish...

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News

May 20, 2016

Amie Fishman in the Huffington Post

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in The Huffington Post, on the ongoing affordable hou...

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News

May 19, 2016

Amie Fishman & Leslye Corsiglia in the Mountain View Voice

The Mountain View Voice covered SV@Home's Policy Breakfast, focused on regional solutions to the aff...

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Connecting The Issues

May 18, 2016

VTA Board of Directors Adopts a Strong Affordable Housing Policy

On Thursday, April 7th, the VTA Board of Directors took action to adopt a strong Affordable Housing ...

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News

May 17, 2016

Amie Fishman Quoted in the Mercury News: A policy road map to affordable housing in Santa Clara County

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman, as well as NPH Board Member and SV@Home Executive Director Lesl...

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News

May 2, 2016

Amie Fishman in The Mercury News: Bay Area school districts struggling to retain teachers amid housing crisis

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was featured in this Mercury News article,  discussing the...

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News

April 25, 2016

Amie Fishman in CS Monitor: Us Housing Crunch

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted, along with our subregional partner Peter Cohen from...

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News

April 19, 2016

Affordable Housing Week 2016!

In activities across the Bay Area this month, the affordable housing community will raise awareness ...

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News

March 7, 2016

2015 Press Coverage - NPH in the News

NPH’s staff and members are regularly called upon by the media to provide factual information and ...

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News

March 3, 2016

City of Oakland, Bonta Offer New Tool to Build Affordable Housing

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today introduced AB 2031 to empower Ca...

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News

March 2, 2016

Mayors’ breakfast focuses on housing issues

The topic was a regional economic forecast, but affordable homes dominated the conversation as 800 b...

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News

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 seg...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 1, 2016

Palmer Fix Introduced

On February 19th, a new "Palmer Fix" bill, AB 2502 (Mullin and Chiu), was introduced to clarify that...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

February 16, 2016

NPH Sponsors Senator Leno's Bill to Increase Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Families

On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 Senator Mark Leno introduced, SB 1053, the Housing Opportunities Act...

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News

February 8, 2016

Michael Lane on KQED: Redwood City Housing Crisis

NPH Policy Director Michael Lane was quoted on KQED discussing the intensifying housing crisis in Re...

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Campaigns

January 29, 2016

Our Innovative New Political Program and Its Director

NPH has hired Sharon Cornu as its first Political Director to launch and lead an innovative program ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 8, 2015

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Bill Passes Assembly

The California State Assembly today voted 78-0 to pass Assembly Bill 35, which is jointly authored b...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 21, 2020

Hundreds of California Faith Leaders Declare Moral Imperative for State Assembly to Pass Critical Housing Bill

Released Tuesday, July 21 Hundreds of California Faith Leaders Declare Moral Imperative for State As...

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News

July 14, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Apple commits over $400 million of $2.5 billion California housing pledge

“Apple has committed over $400 million to housing programs after a $2.5 billion pledge last No...

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News

July 14, 2020

New Report Shows 9 of the Top 10 Least Affordable Metro Counties in Nation are in California

For immediate release 9 of the Top 10 Least Affordable Metro Counties in Nation are in California Ne...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 30, 2020

KQED: Housing, Homelessness Were California Lawmakers' Top Priorities Before Pandemic. Where Do They Stand Now?

“Gov. Gavin Newsom began the year with a tour of homeless and mental health services providers...

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Campaigns

May 28, 2020

Marin Independent Journal: MTC delays $10B Bay Area housing bond measure

“A proposed $10 billion bond measure aimed at addressing the Bay Area’s affordable housing s...

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Campaigns

May 18, 2020

Amidst COVID environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern

RELEASE: Amidst COVID Environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern New poll shows strong...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 13, 2020

Affordable Housing Advocates Release Plan for Providing Immediate Assistance to Struggling Low-Income Households, Maintaining Access to Affordable Housing During the COVID-19 Emergency

The new ‘Affordable Housing and Homelessness Framework’ includes detailed funding proposals to s...

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News

May 5, 2020

Shelterforce: What Would It Mean to Cancel Rent?

“Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the last month. Even t...

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News

April 30, 2020

Mercury News: Coronavirus: Desperate Bay Area tenants face monthly rents as advocates push for massive bailout

“As rent comes due Friday for the growing ranks of unemployed workers, anxious tenants and adv...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

April 27, 2020

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Crises

Bay Area and Statewide Community Organizations Call for Emergency Federal Action on COVID-19 Public ...

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News

March 16, 2020

Advancing Housing Justice in the time of COVID-19: Resources for our work

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 11, 2020

BISNOW: SB 50 Author Proposes Bill Allowing Churches By-Right Development

“A new bill introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents the 11th District...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 9, 2020

SENATOR WIENER INTRODUCES HOUSING LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CHURCHES AND OTHER CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

For Immediate Release “Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB ...

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Campaigns

March 9, 2020

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: SILICON VALLEY LEADERS MULL COMBINING HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION BALLOT MEASURES

“Bay Area business and housing leaders are in talks over whether 2020 is the year when two ballot ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 6, 2020

THE MERCURY NEWS: NEW BILL WOULD LET CALIFORNIA CHURCHES BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THEIR PROPERTY

“Under a new proposal, churches, synagogues and mosques would be able to build affordable housing ...

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News

March 3, 2020

SAN JOSE SPOTLIGHT: NONPROFIT SEEKS DEVELOPERS TO TAKE FIRST BITES OF APPLE’S $2.5B HOUSING COMMITMENT

“Nearly four months to the day after Apple Inc. promised $2.5 billion to spur housing and address ...

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News

March 3, 2020

CURBED SAN FRANCISCO: WHO ARE THE BAY AREA’S NIMBYS—AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?

“The caricature of a NIMBY is someone with a screw-you-I’ve-got-mine attitude, either a wealthy,...

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News

March 2, 2020

PR NEWSWIRE: APPLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND OPENS FOR PROJECTS

Housing Trust Silicon Valley – a nonprofit community loan fund that works to create a strong affor...

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News

February 6, 2020

KQED: Can the Bay Area Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis?

” As high housing costs continue crippling Bay Area residents, demands are growing for more af...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 31, 2020

Mercury News: Major California zoning bill dies, supporters vow to try again

One of the most divisive housing measures in recent California memory died on the Senate floor Thurs...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 30, 2020

Statement on Senate Bill 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

Californians are counting on our elected leaders to advance big, bold solutions for a future where a...

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News

January 28, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: JP Morgan Chase commits $22 million for Bay Area housing

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January 28, 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: "New wave of homelessness"

"People talk regionally, but they act very locally when it comes to homelessness.. But this feels li...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 24, 2020

NPH’s position on SB 50’s opportunities for our region and state & the critical need to anchor equity in the bill’s policy

NPH is proud to support and co-sponsor Senate Bill 50 as a big, bold solution for affordable housing...

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News

January 14, 2020

Joint Release: We Decry the Eviction of Moms 4 Housing

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 10, 2020

Mercury News: "Newsom’s 2020 budget leaves some housing advocates wanting more"

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 6, 2020

Mercury News: "SB 50 is up for a key Senate vote this month"

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Campaigns

December 19, 2019

RELEASE: Two New Bay Area Housing Reports Demonstrate that Significant Revenue Measure May Be Pathway for Bay Area Region

Two new housing reports released today by California Housing Partnership and the Non-Profit Housing ...

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Campaigns

December 9, 2019

San Francisco Business Times: "Regional ballot measure next year could raise up to $1 billion for affordable housing"

Bay Area housing advocates want to take advantage of a new state law to generate up to $1 billion pe...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

November 18, 2019

Sac Bee: "Advocates want more done to lower California costs"

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News

November 12, 2019

The Hill: "Tech firms face skepticism over California housing response"

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November 5, 2019

Commentary: "Apple's $2.5B Housing Pledge Is Not A PR Slam Dunk"

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November 4, 2019

NPR: Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Ease Shortage Of Affordable Housing In California

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News

October 28, 2019

Reveal News: Google v. Apple: While one Takes on the Housing Crisis, the Other Stands Back

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News

October 22, 2019

Mercury News: Facebook Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Housing Crisis in California and Beyond

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October 12, 2019

The Davis Vanguard: Gov. Newsom Signs SB 330, ‘Housing Crisis Act of 2019’

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 9, 2019

STATEMENT FROM NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 2, 2019

Capital & Main: Will Newsom Sign Bill Reviving Redevelopment Agencies?

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 1, 2019

The Daily Californian: "A Small Step to the Governor's Desk, a Giant Leap for Our Community"

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Legislative Policy Reports

September 26, 2019

MEDIUM: “DEAR GOVERNOR: AN OPEN LETTER FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS LEADERS AROUND THE STATE”

“Dear Governor Newsom, Your leadership was instrumental in bringing a legislative housing package ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 26, 2019

The Daily Californian: "Bill aimed at tackling Bay Area housing crisis passes CA State Legislature"

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 26, 2019

Medium: "Dear Governor: An Open Letter from Affordable Housing and Homelessness Leaders around the State"

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Legislative Policy Reports

September 18, 2019

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE OPPORTUNITY: NPH’S 2019 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP

As this year’s legislative session comes to a close, we’re thrilled to share that most of NPH’...

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News

September 18, 2019

ABC News: "Trump targets California for plan to deal with homeless on 'our best streets'"

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September 18, 2019

The Good, The Bad, and The Opportunity: NPH’s 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Good The Bad The Opportunity

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 17, 2019

"Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis"

The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow ...

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Campaigns

September 17, 2019

Daily Journal: "Regional housing tax effort part of larger package"

Housing advocates lauded the success of a proposal to boost the fundraising capacity of regional org...

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Campaigns

September 13, 2019

STATEMENT FROM NPH'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN ON LEGISLATIVE SESSION IMPACT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Campaigns

September 12, 2019

RELEASE: CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES FIRST EVER COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL HOUSING APPROACH

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July 31, 2019

KQED Forum: Solutions for Housing Vulnerable Seniors

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July 1, 2019

San Francisco chronicle: Google wants to build 20,000 homes. It may need more than $14 billion

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June 25, 2019

San Mateo Patch: SMC Pledges $27 Million To Support Affordable Housing

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June 20, 2019

the charlotte observer: Make $61 an hour? That’s what it takes to rent a San Francisco 2-bedroom, study finds

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June 19, 2019

Kron 4: Study - Bay Area counties top list of most expensive places to live

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June 18, 2019

Mercury News: These Are the Most Expensive Counties in the U.S. to Rent in. Hint: They’re All in the Bay Area

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 11, 2019

The Bay City Beacon: "California Voters Could Repeal Article 34 Next Year"

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Campaigns

May 24, 2019

Mercury News: "Bay Area might get its first-ever regional body for affordable housing"

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May 22, 2019

Mercury News: "Supporters unite in last-chance effort to save California’s most controversial housing bill"

“In a last-ditch attempt to save the year’s most controversial housing measure, supporters o...

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News

May 21, 2019

Axios: "The Hometown Tour: San Francisco"

“Last Friday, Axios’ Ina Fried hosted an Expert Voices Live discussion in San Francisco ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 17, 2019

San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls... frustrated advocates look ahead

“This year’s most controversial piece of housing legislation stalled in Sacramento, as lawma...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 17, 2019

Mother Jones: California Lawmakers Just Shelved Their Only Bill Focused on Solving the Housing Shortage Crisis

“On the same day that a devastating new report on homelessness was released, California lawmak...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 16, 2019

Statement on SB 50 from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

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Campaigns

May 6, 2019

Times-Herald: Affordable housing crisis even hits Solano County residents

“…In collaboration with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and lo...

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News

May 6, 2019

New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Out of Reach, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

For immediate release Media Contacts: Matt Schwartz, MSchwartz@chpc.net(415-433-6804 x311)Alina Ha...

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Connecting The Issues

April 29, 2019

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum For Immediate ReleaseApril...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

April 18, 2019

Pacific Standard Magazine: Inside the Political FIght Over How to Handle California's Housing Crisis

“From Sonoma to San Diego, the state faces a massive affordability crisis; across the politica...

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Campaigns

April 12, 2019

Shelterforce: The Collaboration Behind California’s Successful Statewide Ballot Campaign for Housing

“In November 2018, Californians voted with the housing crisis and their values in mind when th...

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Campaigns

March 25, 2019

Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

“They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bu...

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About NPH

March 25, 2019

2018 Annual Report: A Year of Building Momentum

We are pleased to share NPH’s 2018 Annual Report! In 2018, NPH chose Building Momentum as our ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 22, 2019

Mountain View Voice on the CASA compact

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March 18, 2019

SM Daily Journal: "Local officials contend with housing bills"

“With each day new, a fresh piece of housing legislation seemingly arrives in Sacramento as la...

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News

March 8, 2019

KQED: "Push to Create a Regional Housing Agency for the Bay Area"

“State lawmakers are proposing to create a housing agency for the San Francisco Bay Area, with...

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Campaigns

March 5, 2019

Mercury News: "Some cities push back against plan to overhaul Bay Area housing market"

“As the Bay Area grapples with a housing shortage that has driven the cost of buying and renti...

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News

February 12, 2019

Christian Science Monitor: ‘All hands on deck’

“The Bay Area comprises nine counties and 101 municipalities in a region with 7.6 million peop...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 31, 2019

RELEASE: Major Environmental and Affordable Housing Organizations Endorse Senator Wiener’s SB 50, the More HOMES Act

California League of Conservation Voters, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California &...

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News

January 31, 2019

Crosscut: "Will Microsoft's housing plan work?"

“Microsoft’s recent launch of a $500 million program to help finance affordable housing in...

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Legislative Policy Reports

January 30, 2019

MEDIUM: “WE’RE ALL IN FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM’S MARSHALL PLAN FOR HOUSING”

““In our home, no one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck to ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 30, 2019

Medium: "We’re All In for Governor Gavin Newsom’s Marshall Plan for Housing"

““In our home, no one should live in constant fear of eviction or spend their whole paycheck...

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News

January 22, 2019

Beyond Chron: Builders and Tenants are Allies

“After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  ...

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News

January 22, 2019

San Mateo Daily Journal: "Regional housing proposal gathers approval"

“The Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Board voted 21-9 in favor of the CASA Compa...

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News

January 18, 2019

RELEASE: ABAG Passes First Comprehensive Housing Approach in Bay Area History

ABAG Passes First Comprehensive Housing Approach in Bay Area HistoryNPH Applauds Passage of Critical...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 17, 2019

KQED Forum: Governor Newsom Proposes Withholding Funds from Cities that Don't Meet Housing Goals

“Housing is an urgent matter. We have to do things differently to see change.” – A...

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Campaigns

January 15, 2019

Bay City Beacon: "SF Mayor Breed Proposes Bonds for Housing, Earthquake Safety"

“Mayor London Breed will be asking voters for a billion dollars in infrastructure bonds for af...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

January 11, 2019

Statement on Governor's "California From All" Budget from NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman

“A California For All means investing deeply in housing, demonstrating strong leadership, and ...

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News

January 2, 2019

Mercury News: "Even Habitat for Humanity Can't Build Cheaply Enough: ‘Roughest patch’ in state history for affordable development"

“Rising construction costs and a big drop in public funding is forcing an organization that bu...

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News

December 10, 2018

Bay City Beacon: "Senator Wiener Launches Three Big Bills to Tackle Housing Woes"

“State Sen. Scott Wiener remained undeterred after this year’s unceremonious demise of his c...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

December 6, 2018

Mercury News: "California gears up for round 2 on controversial battle over more homes near transit"

“A controversial bill with the potential to add millions of apartments and condominiums near t...

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News

December 4, 2018

Mercury News: "Deadly Camp Fire fuels California’s raging housing shortage"

“As ominous as the dark smoke that choked the Bay Area while California’s most destructive w...

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News

November 23, 2018

Mercury News: "Can feds help ease housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond?"

“As housing costs spiral up faster than worker incomes, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier thinks fed...

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News

November 21, 2018

NBC News: "'Where's everybody going to go?' Survivors of California's Camp Fire struggle to find housing"

“After fleeing California’s devastating Camp Fire, Victor Marino set up a tent in behind a c...

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Campaigns

November 16, 2018

Santa Cruz Good Times: "Did Santa Cruz Housing Measures Hurt Each Other?"

“As election day neared, one of the big questions in Santa Cruz County was how a slew of housi...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2018

Statement from Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Executive Director Amie Fishman on Passage of Proposition 1 and 2 Affordable Housing Measures

“Propositions 1 and 2 are critical wins for our Bay Area and California communities — ou...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

STATEMENT: In Anticipation of Election's Unprecedented Number of Affordable Housing Measures

In Anticipation of Election Day’s Unprecedented Number of Affordable Housing Measures Statement fr...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

SF Chronicle: "Housing, by any means necessary"

“This week, the YIMBYs’ pro-housing revolution is facing perhaps its biggest test. Its agend...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2018

GUSC: "What does the Nov. 6 ballot have to do with parenting?"

“As a parent, I’m increasingly concerned about the ability of vital and vulnerable community...

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Electoral Policy Reports

November 2, 2018

MEDIUM: “HOUSING IS TOP TOPIC AND TOP OF TICKET THIS TUESDAY”

“Election Day is Tuesday, which means our TVs, radios, social media feeds, and newspapers are inun...

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Campaigns

November 2, 2018

Medium: "Housing is Top Topic and Top of Ticket this Tuesday"

“Election Day is Tuesday, which means our TVs, radios, social media feeds, and newspapers are ...

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News

October 30, 2018

New “HIP” solution created to drive progress for Bay Area region’s housing crisis

A new “HIP” program of incentives passed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) las...

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Campaigns

October 26, 2018

SFBT: How the Bay Area is replacing its reputation of “housing crisis” with “housing solutions”

“The Bay Area has long been known for its housing crisis. San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alamed...

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Campaigns

October 25, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Election 2018

“It’s nearly Election Day, and local races are seeing much of the splintering and fraying on...

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Campaigns

October 16, 2018

KAZU radio: "Santa Cruz County To Vote On Affordable Housing Bond"

“…As California’s housing situation worsens, an increasing number of communities are t...

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Connecting The Issues

October 5, 2018

Univision: Reporte señala la precaria situación económica de un tercio de los habitantes del área de la bahía

Según este reporte, la precaria situación de miles de familias podría dejarlos en la calle ante u...

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Campaigns

October 4, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: "Two measures would raise record-breaking $6 billion for affordable housing"

“Two years after voters approved billions of dollars to fund low-income homes around Californi...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2018

Univision: Gobernador de California aprueba ley para construir vivienda cerca del BART

El gobernador Jerry Brown aprobó la ley 2923 donde se aprueba que más de 300 acres en 27estaciones...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2018

East County Today: BART Housing Bill Signed by Governor Brown

On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2923 that will bring much needed relief to the ...

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Campaigns

September 12, 2018

Via the Sentinel: Santa Cruz County in need of nearly 12,000 new affordable rentals

“Santa Cruz County is in need of nearly 12,000 new affordable rental homes to meet demand, acc...

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Campaigns

September 11, 2018

RELEASE: New Santa Cruz County Data - Housing Needs Grow, State Funding Drops

New Santa Cruz County Data: Housing Needs Grow, State Funding Drops New report builds case for local...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

August 22, 2018

Lamorinda Weekly: BART bill to head for senate vote

“We are pleased [AB 2923] has been sent to the Senate floor for a vote and have agreed to majo...

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Campaigns

August 8, 2018

Register Pajaronian: "County supervisors approve housing bond, sales tax measure"

“The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday paved the way for voters in November to...

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Campaigns

August 6, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: It’s time to refocus on housing

“Many in our community are deeply concerned about the lack of affordable housing for local fam...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

August 6, 2018

Mercury News Op-Ed: More Housing, Less Traffic -- A Bill Badly Needed for the Bay Area

“As our state lawmakers return from summer recess and get back to unfinished business, there r...

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Campaigns

July 25, 2018

NPH Statement on Santa Rosa Affordable Housing Bond Referral

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON SANTA ROSA AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOND REFERRAL “...

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News

July 16, 2018

IN EQUAL TIMES: HOMELESS IN SILICON VALLEY: HOW THE HEARTLAND OF GLOBAL TECH BECAME THE EPICENTRE OF A HOUSING CRISIS

“We are facing the gravest crisis in housing unaffordability and inequity in recent history,” sa...

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News

June 26, 2018

New Tools for Local Government to Advance Affordable Housing: A Webinar with Pedro Galvao and Michael Lane

Affordable housing is everyone’s concern, but not everyone has access to the tools to advance ...

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News

June 26, 2018

IN THE MERCURY NEWS: "THE EYE-POPPING DEFINITION OF WHAT IS 'LOW-INCOME' IN THE BAY AREA INCREASES AGAIN"

“California needs 1 million more units of affordable housing for people [who are] struggling the m...

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News

April 10, 2018

WIENER SCALES BACK BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW TALLER HOUSING NEAR PUBLIC TRANSIT

“Wiener argues that the bill is needed to ensure that local opponents of construction can’t bl...

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News

April 9, 2018

IN THE MERCURY NEWS: "HOUSING CRISIS: CALIFORNIA BILL AIMS TO HELP THE ‘MISSING MIDDLE’"

Often, when nonprofit developers make their affordable-housing pitches to local governments, city of...

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News

March 19, 2018

IN SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: SF MAYORAL HOPEFULS, MINUS BREED, HOLD HEATED HOUSING DEBATE

One candidate in the San Francisco mayor’s race wants to shake out the pockets of real estate deve...

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News

March 5, 2018

Assemblymembers Grayson, Chiu float bill to encourage housing development near BART stations

“Building, safe affordable, and walkable communities on undeveloped land around BART stations is a...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

February 15, 2018

AMIE FISHMAN OF NPH AND SAM MOSS OF MISSION HOUSING ON "YOUR CALL" KALW

On February 14, 2018,  NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman and Mission Housing Executive Director S...

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Connecting The Issues

January 24, 2018

SF Biz Times: "Why San Francisco has the second-highest construction costs in the world"

“San Francisco has the world’s second-highest construction costs because of complex, bur...

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Campaigns

December 20, 2017

San Jose Organizations to Strengthen Civic Engagement, Increase City Vibrancy with $1 Million Boost from Night Foundation

Eleven projects are aimed at making San Jose a more vibrant place to live and work, driven by reside...

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News

December 12, 2017

Statements from Affordable Housing Leaders after Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

STATEMENTS FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEADERS AFTER PASSING OF SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR EDWIN M. LEE Afforda...

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Connecting The Issues

November 13, 2017

San Francisco Business Times: "Everything you wanted to know about affordable housing"

Via the San Francisco Business Times’ housing podcast, reporter Blanca Torres shares some of w...

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News

November 9, 2017

Understanding the Aftermath: North Bay Tour and Recovery Roundtable

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Campaigns

November 6, 2017

San Francisco Business Times: "The tide is turning for affordable housing"

It’s no secret that the Bay Area has a housing crisis. Business leaders have long identified housi...

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Campaigns

November 2, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Institute: "We're all in this together and now is the time for bold solutions"

“We’re all in this together and now is the time for big bold solutions.” – Amie Fishman,...

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News

October 31, 2017

MTC Commissioners Approve Plan to Link Housing to Transportation Funds

On Wednesday, October 25th, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted to take an innova...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 27, 2017

Daily Journal: Law offers redevelopment agency replacement

“Gov. Jerry Brown heeded calls from lawmakers this legislative session by approving a slew of ...

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Campaigns

October 18, 2017

Richmond Confidential: Contra Costa affordable-housing advocates hope to build off ‘great energy’ of new state laws

“During the Richmond town hall, some speakers talked about the significance of the state bills...

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Campaigns

October 11, 2017

Mercury News: "On a roll: Affordable housing advocates pack a San Francisco hotel and say they’re winning the battle"

Friday conference was part rally, part double-down work session to mitigate the housing crisis  ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

KRON 4: Governor Brown signs California affordable housing bills

“There’s been momentum that’s been building towards this moment. And it’s so...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

New York Times: California Starts Tackling Huge Affordable Housing Shortage

“We need to get to a scale that meets the challenge that we’re facing,” said Amie ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

Univision: Gobernador de California aprueba paquete legislativo para enfrentar la crisis de vivienda

Ver este video sobre viviendas asequibles, con Michael Lane, Director de Politicas de NPH! via Univi...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

Hoodline Tenderloin: Governor In Town To Sign Affordable Housing Funding Bills

“It was truly a historic legislative session,” said Michael Lane, policy director for the Non-P...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

October 3, 2017

Daily Cal: Gov. Jerry Brown signs 15 bills to improve affordable housing in California

“On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of housing bills that aim to improve Californian...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 29, 2017

GOVERNOR SIGNS HOUSING PACKAGE, LAUNCHES PROGRESS FOR CALIFORNIA HOUSING

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 15, 2017

9.15.17 NPH Response to Housing Package Votes

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Effecting State-Wide Change

September 14, 2017

LA Times: "Key California housing legislation still lacks votes"

  “…If SB 2 doesn’t pass, [NPH Policy Director Michael] Lane said he’s hoping i...

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News

August 24, 2017

A Victory: For Fair Housing and Fair Development

In the Bay Area, gentrification and rents are rising.   But going forward, anti-displacement pr...

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News

August 22, 2017

Oakland Magazine: "A Better Housing Plan"

When Bay Area planners released a draft proposal earlier this year for guiding the region’s afford...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 17, 2017

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON HOUSING PACKAGE ANNOUNCED TODAY “All of Calif...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 14, 2017

SF Chronicle: "California housing crisis spurring lawmakers into action"

“Homeownership in California has dropped to 1940s levels. Meanwhile, the cost of rental housin...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

July 13, 2017

SF Examiner: "Senate Bill 35 will help create affordable homes for vulnerable populations"

“Everyone knows California is facing a housing affordability crisis. In fact, recent local pol...

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News

June 28, 2017

East Bay Times: Solving the housing crisis takes bold action

“Bay Area counties have long been among the most expensive housing markets in the nation. A ne...

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News

June 22, 2017

Bay Area Monitor: "Finding a Way Home"

  “This summer, officials are expected to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s land u...

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News

June 20, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Region Faces Critical Juncture for Housing Approach


    Bay Area Region Faces Critical Juncture for Housing Approach
 Newly consolidated reg...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 13, 2017

State Legislative Update: June 13, 2017

Though California Leadership began the 2017-18 session with strong language proclaiming that address...

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News

June 8, 2017

RELEASE: California Counties Lead List of Most Expensive Jurisdictions in Nation

California Counties Lead List of Most Expensive Jurisdictions in NationNew National Report Finds Aff...

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News

June 1, 2017

Senate passes bill to protect political free speech rights of HOA residents

Sacramento – The California Senate tonight approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) t...

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News

May 30, 2017

Sonoma County Gazette: "Sonoma County Affordable Housing Support is Growing"

“It’s important for Sonoma County to be able to support the most vulnerable among us, as well as...

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News

May 16, 2017

Daily Journal: Measure K funds must be allocated for housing

“This month, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and county staff are finalizing funding...

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News

May 15, 2017

Press Democrat: New report details Sonoma County renters’ woes

“Those involved in the report acknowledged they hope county residents will be moved to take ac...

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News

May 11, 2017

How to Get $2 Billion for Affordable Homes

The Bay Area’s affordable housing community has moved from conducting political action through...

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News

May 8, 2017

San Mateo Daily Journal: Data points to enlarging housing gap

Housing advocates are pointing to newly released data about the growing gap of affordable options in...

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News

May 7, 2017

Op-Ed: Take action for affordable housing in the Bay Area

If Bay Area voters deliver a clear message to elected leaders about the need for affordable housing,...

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News

May 5, 2017

SF Chronicle: Affordable housing drying up across Bay Area, report finds

“I’ve worked on affordable housing in the Bay Area for 20 years, and it has never been like this...

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News

May 5, 2017

SF Biz Times: How the East Bay and Peninsula lost $185 million in affordable housing funding over the last decade

“Annual federal and state affordable housing funding for the East Bay and Peninsula plunged by...

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Featured Resource

May 5, 2017

New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

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News

May 5, 2017

New East Bay Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

New East Bay Data: Housing Costs Rise, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets New Reports Builds Case for Acti...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

May 1, 2017

Support Grows for SB 2

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April 25, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month After November me...

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News

April 20, 2017

"Staying vigilant at the local level"

“We knew acting locally mattered. What we didn’t know at the time, but has become increasing...

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News

April 18, 2017

"5 Things I Heard Secretary Carson Say at the NLIHC Housing Policy Forum"

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the National Low Income Housing Coal...

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News

April 10, 2017

NPH Executive Director on KCBS Radio: “Communities committed to supporting needs of neighbors"

Click play to listen, or continue below for a transcript of the KCBS radio interview. KCBS Radio: A...

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News

April 10, 2017

NPH Executive Director on KCBS Radio: "Voters are ready for big, bold solutions"

Click play to listen, or continue below for a transcript of the KCBS radio interview. KCBS Radio: A...

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Campaigns

April 6, 2017

Palo Alto Daily Post: "Growth rate starting to slow"

New census data released at the end of March 2017 showed a slowed growth rate in some Bay Area commu...

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News

April 3, 2017

National Housing Award Goes to Two Bay Area Affordable Housing Organizations

National Housing Award Goes to Two Bay Area Affordable Housing Organizations NPH and EBHO Recognized...

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News

March 20, 2017

NPH Support for AB 45

“Housing for our school employees has proven to be a solution in various districts both within...

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About NPH

March 17, 2017

2016 Annual Report: A Year in Review

We are delighted to share NPH’s 2016 Annual Report.   You may recall that the NPH community c...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 6, 2017

"Our California values are about thriving, diverse, inclusive communities"

“NPH and all of us here believe in a Bay Area, believe in a California and a nation where ever...

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News

March 2, 2017

STATEMENT: NPH Executive Director on this morning's Ben Carson HUD Appointment

NPH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMIE FISHMAN STATEMENT ON THIS MORNING’S BEN CARSON HUD APPOINTMENT  ...

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News

January 20, 2017

Amie Fishman in Rewire News: "Fair and affordable housing advocates swiftly sounded the alarms on Carson’s nomination"

“Carson was nominated to run HUD in December, despite having pulled his name from the running...

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Campaigns

December 14, 2016

Medium: Voters Agree on Housing, Will Decision Makers Follow Their Lead?

“Earlier this year, a national survey from Ipsos Polling illuminated new insight into voters...

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Connecting The Issues

December 5, 2016

A Statement From NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman on Ben Carson Pick for HUD Secretary

  After much speculation — and amidst grave concern from experts in the housing and developme...

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Featured Resource

November 22, 2016

Bay Area Policymakers Vote to Put Teeth in Plan Bay Area

On Thursday November 17th, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of B...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 21, 2016

New Analysis: Election Results from Around Nation on Affordable Housing

New Analysis: Election Results from Around Nation on Affordable HousingFrom Coast to Coast, Voters R...

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Campaigns

November 16, 2016

Update on Santa Clara County

Update: Wednesday, November 16, 5pm In Santa Clara County, elections has now counted 90% of the vote...

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Campaigns

November 15, 2016

Updated Numbers from Santa Clara County (89% votes counted)

Update: Tuesday, November 15, 5pm In Santa Clara County, updated numbers show Measure A keeping a le...

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Campaigns

November 14, 2016

Update:Monday, 11/14, 5pm

Update: Monday, November 14, 5pm – In Alameda County, Measure A1 remains well above the thresh...

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Campaigns

November 14, 2016

Update: On Track Toward Victory

Monday, November 14 Update In Alameda County, Measure A1 increased its lead to 72.83% YES (Updated 1...

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Campaigns

November 11, 2016

Updated Vote Counts Continue To Suggest Positive Outcomes

Friday, November 11 Update As we continue to monitor vote counts for the three Bay Area County affor...

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Campaigns

November 10, 2016

CAUTIOUSLY MORE OPTIMISTIC

Thursday, Nov. 10 – 2pm · Alameda Measure A1 – 72.32% (last update 11/9/16 1:40 am, Registrar...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 9, 2016

Early Vote Counts Show Strong Support for Affordable Homes Throughout Bay Area

While final vote counts are still days away, unofficial results signal that voters supported the thr...

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Campaigns

November 9, 2016

EARLY VOTE COUNTS

After a late night, these are still early numbers for three county housing measures. Each county has...

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Campaigns

November 8, 2016

Hi, Have You Voted Today?

Louis Chicoine from Abode and Bruce Ives from LifeMoves are burning up phone lines for Measure A....

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Campaigns

November 8, 2016

COMMUNITY, HOUSING ADVOCATES IN BERKELEY OFFICE FOR MEASURE A1 GOTV

Community volunteers have joined NPH and East Bay Housing Organizations teams at the SAHA site in Be...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 8, 2016

We Would Not Be Where We Are Without Your Hard Work

We are so proud that this community has not only placed Affordable Housing measures on the ballot in...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2016

BUSY GOTV WEEKEND FOR NPH & PARTNERS

NPH members stepped up to volunteer in partnership with housing advocates and community partners acr...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 7, 2016

Interesting Facts About Voter Registration

NPH members played a role in this increase. We achieved a 15% increase in voter registration in our ...

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Campaigns

November 7, 2016

Information on the Vote Count

When the polls close at 8pm Tuesday, County Clerks and Registrars will be the focus of attention as ...

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Campaigns

November 6, 2016

Michael Lane in the SF Gate "The Crisis is Now"

“The crisis is now,” Lane said in an interview. “Voters are wanting the county to address it w...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 4, 2016

NPH Staff Is Phone Banking and Lit Dropping Around the Bay Area!

Join NPH and GET OUT THE VOTE!

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Featured Resource

November 4, 2016

NPH ED Amie Fishman Speaks at SIEPR Policy Forum

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman spoke this month at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy R...

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Connecting The Issues

November 1, 2016

Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

The National Governors Association (NGA) has recognized that housing can improve health outcomes and...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

November 1, 2016

New LIHTC Advocacy Fact Sheet for California.

NHC's new fact sheet shows how income averaging would enable the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHT...

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Campaigns

November 1, 2016

MOHCD on Where $310m Housing Bond Funds are Being Used

The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development released an update of where Pr...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

November 1, 2016

Ready to Vote Already!

The moment we've all been waiting for, Election Day on Tuesday, November 8 is almost here! If you vo...

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Campaigns

October 29, 2016

GOTV Countdown: Alameda County Rally Oct. 29

Get out the Vote Countdown! Let's GOTV Alameda County!

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News

October 19, 2016

Amie Fishman Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

For those who get evicted or priced out of a neighborhood, she says, “you lose not just your home ...

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News

October 19, 2016

NPH Makes Inroads on Plan Bay Area

On October 14th the Joint Planning and Administrative Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

October 18, 2016

Ballots Have Mailed -- Have You Talked to Voters?

Affordable housing volunteers are stepping up for our campaigns in a big way! Your work is making a ...

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News

October 11, 2016

MICHAEL LANE ON KSCO RADIO

NPH Policy Director Michael Lane talked with Rosemary Chalmers on KSCO 1080's Good Morning Monterey ...

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Featured Resource

October 11, 2016

MICHAEL LANE QUOTED IN THE MERCURY NEWS

“The first order of business is to get people into a safe and decent place,” he said. “It’s ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

October 5, 2016

Are You Ready to Vote for Housing?

If you attended the NPH Conference, you heard loud and clear from our partners in local government ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

September 16, 2016

Housing Measure Campaign Materials Ready to Ship or Download

Here's your biweekly round-up of campaign activities, and how you can make the difference for re-inv...

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Campaigns

September 6, 2016

The Responsibility Lies With Us

 Jennifer Loving, Executive Director of Destination Home, recently wrote a powerful Op-Ed in the Sa...

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Featured Resource

August 30, 2016

AMIE FISHMAN URGES BIG LEADERSHIP

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in a recent article, featured in the East Bay Times, ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

August 26, 2016

3...2...1... Launch! Join NPH at Campaign Kickoffs

With Labor Day around the corner, the official campaign season kicks off and three campaigns NPH has...

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News

August 26, 2016

Urban Institute Interactive Map Shows Gap Between Homes Available and Number of Renters in Need

This great new interactive map from Urban Institute shows the number of affordable homes available t...

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Campaigns

August 10, 2016

Yes on A For Affordable Housing Fact Sheet is Here

The Yes on A for Affordable Housing campaign in Santa Clara County has just released their fact shee...

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Campaigns

August 10, 2016

WE HAVE GAME CHANGING SOLUTIONS IN FRONT OF US

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was interviewed by our partner The San Francisco Foundation (TSF...

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News

July 27, 2016

New Tool: Does the Cost of Affordable Housing Pencil Out?

A new National Housing Conference & Urban Institute tool is a great resource for educating polic...

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News

July 27, 2016

NPH FEATURED IN THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY

NPH was mentioned in this Chronicle of Philanthropy article discussing our recent grant from The San...

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News

July 27, 2016

MICHAEL LANE IN THE DAILY JOURNAL

NPH Policy Director Michael was quoted in this Daily Journal article on a Measure A Extension in S...

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Featured Resource

July 20, 2016

'BEGINNING THE HARD, HOPEFUL WORK' - NPH RECEIVES TSFF EQUITY STRATEGY GRANT

NPH is honored, humbled and very excited to be a TSFF ‪#‎Place‬ grantee, part of the first gr...

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News

July 15, 2016

MICHAEL LANE IN THE ALMANAC ON SAN MATEO REVENUE MEASURE

Michael Lane of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California said some form of financin...

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News

July 13, 2016

"NOW IS THE TIME FOR BOLD ACTION" - NPH'S MICHAEL LANE IN THE SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

“A consistent, ongoing source of revenue is necessary. Now is the time for bold action,” Lane sa...

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Campaigns

July 12, 2016

News Coverage Round Up: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

On June 21st, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable ...

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Alameda County Housing Bond

July 12, 2016

News Coverage Round Up: Alameda County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

On June 28th, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable hous...

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News

July 5, 2016

Amie Fishman in the Mercury News: Bay Area Advocates Sense Change in Political, Public Will to Help Homeless

"This is such an exciting moment," said Fishman. "We're seeing a convergence of political leadership...

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News

July 5, 2016

NPH Members, Board Members and Staff On Solutions During June 29th Media Blitz on Homelessness

A recap of the coverage on the homelessness crisis during the June 29th media blitz #SFhomelessproje...

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News

July 5, 2016

Amie Fishman in the News: Santa Clara County Housing Bond Heads to the Ballot

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in a recent Mercury News article discussing the impor...

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News

July 5, 2016

LIHTC Income Averaging

Check out this LIHTC Fact Sheet from our friends at the National Housing Conference

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News

June 24, 2016

John Stewart Company and BRIDGE Housing in the Business Times

Housing bonds work! ‪Prop A‬ money is now building much needed affordable homes for all San Fran...

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Campaigns

June 21, 2016

Destination Home Op-Ed on the Proposed Santa Clara Housing Bond

Housing and homeless advocates call for the Santa Clara County Supervisors to invest in people and ...

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News

June 21, 2016

Sponsor the 2016 NPH Fall Conference

Be a part of the 37th annual NPH Fall Conference by becoming a sponsor and join affordable housing p...

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News

May 24, 2016

Amie Fishman at the SV@Home Policy Breakfast

If you missed Silicon Valley at Home's policy breakfast, check out the event video - NPH's Amie Fish...

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News

May 20, 2016

Amie Fishman in the Huffington Post

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted in The Huffington Post, on the ongoing affordable hou...

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News

May 19, 2016

Amie Fishman & Leslye Corsiglia in the Mountain View Voice

The Mountain View Voice covered SV@Home's Policy Breakfast, focused on regional solutions to the aff...

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Connecting The Issues

May 18, 2016

VTA Board of Directors Adopts a Strong Affordable Housing Policy

On Thursday, April 7th, the VTA Board of Directors took action to adopt a strong Affordable Housing ...

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News

May 17, 2016

Amie Fishman Quoted in the Mercury News: A policy road map to affordable housing in Santa Clara County

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman, as well as NPH Board Member and SV@Home Executive Director Lesl...

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News

May 2, 2016

Amie Fishman in The Mercury News: Bay Area school districts struggling to retain teachers amid housing crisis

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was featured in this Mercury News article,  discussing the...

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News

April 25, 2016

Amie Fishman in CS Monitor: Us Housing Crunch

NPH Executive Director Amie Fishman was quoted, along with our subregional partner Peter Cohen from...

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News

April 19, 2016

Affordable Housing Week 2016!

In activities across the Bay Area this month, the affordable housing community will raise awareness ...

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News

March 7, 2016

2015 Press Coverage - NPH in the News

NPH’s staff and members are regularly called upon by the media to provide factual information and ...

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News

March 3, 2016

City of Oakland, Bonta Offer New Tool to Build Affordable Housing

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today introduced AB 2031 to empower Ca...

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News

March 2, 2016

Mayors’ breakfast focuses on housing issues

The topic was a regional economic forecast, but affordable homes dominated the conversation as 800 b...

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News

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 seg...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

March 1, 2016

Palmer Fix Introduced

On February 19th, a new "Palmer Fix" bill, AB 2502 (Mullin and Chiu), was introduced to clarify that...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

February 16, 2016

NPH Sponsors Senator Leno's Bill to Increase Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Families

On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 Senator Mark Leno introduced, SB 1053, the Housing Opportunities Act...

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News

February 8, 2016

Michael Lane on KQED: Redwood City Housing Crisis

NPH Policy Director Michael Lane was quoted on KQED discussing the intensifying housing crisis in Re...

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Campaigns

January 29, 2016

Our Innovative New Political Program and Its Director

NPH has hired Sharon Cornu as its first Political Director to launch and lead an innovative program ...

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Effecting State-Wide Change

June 8, 2015

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Bill Passes Assembly

The California State Assembly today voted 78-0 to pass Assembly Bill 35, which is jointly authored b...

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