March is a critical month for shaping bills’ pathway towards success. Committee chairs are looking to official endorsements, sponsors, and other indications of support to determine which bills should get priority attention and scheduling for the hearings that begin in April. That means our 2019 affordable housing proposals need your comments and support now!
We encourage NPH members to send organizational support letters now for NPH priority bills, including:
AB 1486 (Ting), which would strengthen our existing Surplus Land Act and create an inventory of publicly-owned sites statewide,
SB 50 (Wiener), which would create more housing near transit, increase affordable housing opportunities in historically exclusionary communities, and provide critical tenant protections,
AB 10 (Chiu, et. al.), which would increase the State Low Income Housing Tax Credit by $500 million per year,
SB 9 (Beall), which would permanently remove the sunset for certificated state credits,
And other critical bills that can make progress for our movement and industry.
The NPH Action Center has early session tools to support you in sharing your support now. Check back often, as information, resources, and tools will continue to be added as we progress through the legislative session!
Visit our Action Center for template support letters
Join us at our March 28 Brown Bag Training, "Coordination Replication: Tips from Designing and Using a Custom Housing/Services Coordination Tool," convened and moderated by Anat Leonard-Wookey with Community Housing Partnership.
Community Housing Partnership developed and implemented a custom coordination tool used collaboratively by services and housing staff to help keep residents housed, monitor resident progress, and rapidly generate and access key data. Participants will learn how to design, refine, and use the tool successfully in their own contexts.
Deepen your engagement with the NPH community and help promote bold and meaningful affordable housing solutions for our region! There are several upcoming opportunities to participate in one of our working groups. Please note that working groups are for NPH members only. Need to check on your membership status? Email firstname.lastname@example.org about individual and organizational memberships.
Legislative Issues Committee
As things heat up in the 2019 legislative session, you don’t want to miss NPH’s monthly Legislative Issues Committee meetings to review and weigh in on critical affordable housing legislation, including the package of CASA proposals and more. Register here.
Strategic Communications Council
The Strategic Communications Council is prepping now for May Affordable Housing Month, a critical public outreach opportunity to lift up our messages and advance our policy priorities. Join us and help spread the word in May. Learn more and join the SCC here.
Other Working Groups
Learn about our other working groups here, for additional opportunities to collaborate, connect, and expand your network with Bay Area affordable housing peers and colleagues.
Join our team! NPH is seeking dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented individuals to join our team and make progress for safe, stable, affordable homes around the Bay Area and beyond! We’re seeking:
Communications Manager (new posting): The Digital Communications Manager will play a key role in promoting bold and meaningful affordable housing solutions for our region. They are responsible for managing and growing the organization’s digital communications program; working in coalition to support and magnify our communications and outreach impact; and helping create and deliver critical education, persuasion, and engagement content that advances bold and meaningful affordable housing solutions and drives racial equity and housing justice. Learn more here.
Policy Director: The Policy Director is a senior level management position responsible for directing and leading NPH’s state policy strategy and implementation, and supervising regional and special policy initiatives. The position provides key staff support to the organization in the areas of public policy development, strategic planning, legislative and regulatory advocacy, member and partner engagement and training. Learn more here.
Not quite the right fit, but still looking for opportunities?
Did you know NPH has a jobs board of affordable housing employment opportunities around the Greater Bay Area? Recently listed openings include Napa County Director of Housing & Homeless Services, SF Mayor’s Office Community Development Specialist, EAH Housing Resident Manager, and more. Check out these and other job opportunities by visiting the NPH Jobs Board!
Know someone who’s looking to get their start in affordable housing? NPH is actively recruiting for our next Bay Area Affordable Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) cohort! BAHIP is a one-year, paid internship program aimed to provide a launching pad for college students from low-income, communities of color backgrounds into a career in affordable housing development and project management. The deadline to apply for the 2019/2020 internship year is Friday, March 29th.The full application with background and instructions can be downloaded here (.doc). Applicants can also choose to use the online form found here.
2018-19 NPH BAHIP Cohort
MAY IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING MONTH!
Save the Date: Thursday, May 2, for NPH’s 40th Anniversary Affordable Housing Leadership Awards Join us for celebration and community as we honor the affordable housing leaders who are strengthening our movement and our future. Our awards ceremony is the first of many incredible events that will be hosted around the Bay Area in the month of May, to foster conversation, facilitate solutions, and celebrate affordable homes as the foundation of healthy communities.
Tuesday, 3/26: Everett Commons Grand Opening. Celebrate the Grand Opening of Alameda’s newest affordable homes for families and veterans, developed by the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda. Light refreshments will be served!
March 26, 2019 (3:00 – 4:00pm) at 2437 Eagle Avenue, Alameda. (No RSVP required.)
Friday, 3/27 – 3/29: NLIHC Conference. Awareness about the affordable housing crisis in America is growing, and federal policymakers on both sides of the aisle are responding; some have put forward bold legislative proposals to address the housing needs of low-income people. Join NLIHC for their 3-day forum in Washington DC to focus on seizing on this momentum to achieve real solutions to homelessness and housing poverty in America.
Friday, 3/29: HTSV Investor Briefing 2019. Join the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley for their annual luncheon event that brings together 500 people from across the housing and real estate industry, local and state government officials and the business community. It’s the place to network with old and new friends, make new plans for impact, and reflect on successes and stories in the affordable housing landscape.
Monday – Wednesday, 4/15 – 4/17: Housing California Conference. Join Housing California for the 40th Anniversary Conference and envision a future California where no one is homeless and everyone can afford a safe, stable place to call home in a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous community. And be on the lookout for NPH staff – including Pedro Galvao, Alina Harway, and JR Starrett – sharing our expertise and strategy at Housing CA conference panels and workshops!
Monday – Wednesday, 4/15 – 4/17: NACEDA People and Places. Community developers from every corner of the country will convene near Washington, DC for NACEDA’s People & Places 2019. Join them for this dynamic, peer-learning event where you can learn what’s working in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color from the people who make it happen. Together, we will strengthen our skills, unite our networks, and raise our voices for the communities we serve.
Wednesday, 4/17: CHP 20th Annual Night with the Stars. For twenty years, A Night with the Stars has been one of San Francisco’s premier fundraising events, showcasing the talent of some very special performers — Community Housing Partnership’s residents — who have overcome homelessness and built a foundation for success. The event, attended by San Franciscans from across the spectrum of sectors, is a truly unique celebration of our community. During this year’s event, guests will enjoy a wide variety of cuisines, an open bar, and exclusive performances — all in the San Francisco War Memorial’s stunning Green Room, overlooking City Hall.
COALITION CORNER: Friday, 3/27: California Budget & Policy Center’s "Policy Insights 2019." For those working to improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians, please join the California Budget & Policy Center at their annual conference, which will include sessions on tax and budget policy, poverty and inequality, health care, education, housing, race equity, early childhood education, criminal justice, and various other topics.