Legislative Policy

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October 24, 2023

Affordable Housing Finance: California Approves Hefty Package of Housing Bills

Churches, faith institutions, and nonprofit colleges in California have a smoother path to build aff...

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Legislative Policy

October 24, 2023

Spectrum News 1: Newsom Signs 56 Bills to Address the Housing Crisis

Newsom has vetoed 156 bills and signed 890 into law. Among those are 56 housing measures, streamlini...

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Connecting The Issues

October 17, 2023

The Christian Post: New California law expedites process for building low-income housing on church propertiesThe Christian Post:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law designed to expedite the approval process for religiou...

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Connecting The Issues

September 22, 2023

2023 Legislative Session: A Turning Point for Housing Solutions

2023 was a year for the record books, as a turning point for affordable housing solutions in the sta...

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Legislative Policy

September 21, 2023

SF Chronicle: Why Churches Could Become California’s Most Important Affordable Housing Developers

Throughout California, faith-based organizations of all stripes are considering similar developments...

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Legislative Policy

September 20, 2023

Contra Costa News: Bill to Protect Low Income Homeowners from Skyrocketing HOA Fees Heads to the Governor's Desk

Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) AB 572 passed out of the Senate Floor and ...

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Legislative Policy

August 15, 2023

CalMatters: Making borrowing easier: Amendment to state constitution could unlock billions of dollars for California housing

As state lawmakers scramble to put a lid on ever-increasing housing costs, a persistent homelessnes...

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Electoral Policy Reports

August 9, 2023

CBS Bay Area: Work begins on controversial housing project in Marin County

A Marin City community said it is worried a housing project will accelerate gentrification and push ...

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Legislative Policy

January 12, 2023

NPH's 2023-2024 Budget Proposal Analysis

Governor Newsom’s budget proposal preserves existing affordable housing rental funds, but deeper i...

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Legislative Policy

December 7, 2022

The Mercury News: Building homes in ‘God’s backyard’: New bill would permit housing at California’s churches, mosques and synagogues

Just one day after the start of the new legislative session, Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) ann...

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Legislative Policy

December 7, 2022

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘YIGBY’ bill to let churches build affordable housing is being revived — and a key shift could improve its chances

The housing fight that gave rise to the moniker YIGBY — or Yes in God’s Back Yard — is comin...

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Legislative Policy

December 7, 2022

*PRESS RELEASE* Sen. Wiener Intros YIGBY Housing Legislation to Allow Religious Institutions & Nonprofit Colleges to Build Affordable Housing on Their Land

SB 4 ensures that churches, faith institutions, and nonprofit colleges will be able to build afforda...

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Legislative Policy

November 3, 2022

Medium: A New Era for Affordable Housing

Imagine a government that is responsive and well-resourced. Imagine a home community you are proud o...

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Legislative Policy

October 31, 2022

2022 Legislative Summary: Winning & Building Momentum for 2023

NPH entered 2022 knowing that to transform our housing infrastructure, we need change from the groun...

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Connecting The Issues

September 19, 2022

San Francisco Chronicle: Prop. 27 would rake in millions for homelessness. So why don’t homeless advocates support it?

Prop. 27 would rake in millions for homelessness. So why don’t homeless advocates support it?...

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Legislative Policy

August 15, 2022

Sports Handle: California’s Proposition 27 Scores Big With MLB Endorsement

Major League Baseball on Friday became the first professional sports league to stand up in support o...

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Legislative Policy

June 29, 2022

Final State Budget Makes Progress but Fails to Meet Scale of Housing Needs, Emphasizing Need for Renewed Advocacy Ahead

Late last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the 2022-23 state budget agreement has been fin...

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Legislative Policy

May 16, 2022

Governor’s May Revise Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Support Housing, Homelessness Solutions that Our Communities Desperately Need

Late last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revise to the 2022-2023 state budget proposal...

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Connecting The Issues

April 11, 2022

NLIHC: Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla Urge Congressional Leadership to Include Targeted Affordable Housing Investments in Future Budget Reconciliation Package

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) sent a letter to congressional le...

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Legislative Policy

February 23, 2022

NLIHC: Regional Challenges, Federal Solutions: NPH Urges Bay Area Congressional Delegation to Champion Build Back Better’s Housing Resources

In 2021, NPH – a longstanding NLIHC member – faced a unique set of challenges in building power ...

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Legislative Policy

September 27, 2021

Tell Federal Lawmakers to Prioritize Affordable Housing in the Build Back Better Package

NPH and coalition partners are calling on Speaker Pelosi and Senators Feinstein and Padilla to ...

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Legislative Policy

September 20, 2021

The Mercury News: Gov. Newsom’s office launches $1.75 billion affordable housing fund

California on Thursday launched a $1.75 billion fund that could help produce more than 7,000 new hom...

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Legislative Policy

July 2, 2021

The Policy Pipeline: Jul 6, 2021

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Connecting The Issues

June 29, 2021

Final State Budget Makes Robust Investments in Housing, Homelessness Solutions

Yesterday, the State Legislature passed and Governor Gavin Newsom is soon expected to sign the 2021-...

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Legislative Policy

May 27, 2021

The Policy Pipeline: May 27, 2021

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Connecting The Issues

May 12, 2021

Governor’s May Revision Shows Bold Leadership To Address Homelessness, Increase Affordable Housing

Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision to the 2021-22 state budget shows bold leadership to resource...

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Legislative Policy

April 30, 2021

The Policy Pipeline: April 30, 2021

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Legislative Policy

March 25, 2021

The Policy Pipeline: March, 2021

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Connecting The Issues

March 10, 2021

NPH Weighs in on Governor’s State of the State

Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address, highlighting the state...

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Legislative Policy

January 14, 2021

California Globe: AB 71 Amended to add Tax Increases to Fund ‘Bring California Home Act’

Assembly Bill 71 was amended on January 12 to replace its intent language with dozens of pages ...

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Legislative Policy

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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