NPH PRIORITY BILLS NEED YOUR ATTENTION DURING SUMMER RECESS!
Even though it's summer recess for the state legislature through August 12, it's critical that we increase our advocacy efforts to ensure that our policymakers support a pro-housing agenda. As members of the Senate and Assembly head back to their home districts, they'll be meeting with constituents to discuss the first seven months of the legislative session. Once legislators return from recess they'll be working on lots of housing-related bills, and many of these are NPH Priority Bills. Now is a great time to let legislators know that we're still watching critical housing bills and encourage their support!
Check out our Action Center for the latest information on NPH Priority Bills and ways you can engage.
Important Vote This Morning: Three of NPH's Priority Bills are being discussed this morning by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Legislative Committee: AB 1486, AB 1487, and SB 330. (The meeting is happening now, and you can still catch the live webcast.) These NPH-sponsored bills are critical for helping address the housing crisis, and MTC's approval/support is an important next step for when the legislative sessions reopens.
The status and summary of each of these bills are below:
Assembly Bill 1486: AB 1486, which would strengthen the California Surplus Land Act to transform unused public land into a public good, recently passed out of Senate Housing Committee with a strong 8-3 vote, and is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Learn more.
Assembly Bill 1487: AB 1487 would provide new regional funding and programs to strengthen our Bay Area region with more affordable homes and tenant protections through the development of a regional authority to be governed by MTC and ABAG. This bill is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Learn more.
Senate Bill 330: SB 330 would create more affordable housing opportunities for California families and workers by ensuring local governments each maintain consistent rules and regulations. This bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Learn more.
NPH is expanding! We're excited to share that part of our growing capacity includes hiring for two brand new, exciting positions! Check out these great opportunities, and we hope you'll share with those in your networks.
NPH is committed to a diverse and equitable workplace. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, people of different levels of physical ability, and all qualified persons to apply to our open positions.
Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager – Full-Time The Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager will support the implementation and expansion of our advocacy and engagement initiatives and campaigns. Read more.
Executive Assistant – Full-Time The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing the Executive Director with administrative support and assisting with tasks and projects that will advance NPH’s strategic priorities, campaigns, and programmatic goals and guiding systems and operational structures. Read more.
NPH's work includes a focus on regional policy and solutions to the housing crisis, which is geared towards promoting affordable housing solutions across Bay Area cities and counties. Check out some of the latest regional news and opportunities below.
Housing Trust Silicon Valley and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber have partnered to create the Sonoma County Housing Fund, a $10 million initiative to bring critically needed affordable housing to the Sonoma County region that will prioritize supporting multi-family workforce housing. “Effective affordable housing solutions start with collaborative partnerships that maximize strengths,” said Kevin Zwick, CEO of Housing Trust Silicon Valley and NPH Board Secretary. “Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is the perfect regional partner for us to create more housing and help Sonoma County rebuild.” Learn More.
Apply to be a Stakeholder: Regional Housing Need Allocation Housing Methodology Committee The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invites stakeholders representing diverse perspectives in the Bay Area to serve on its Housing Methodology Committee (HMC) for the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA). Stakeholder representatives will join local government elected officials and staff on the HMC to advise ABAG in the development of the housing unit allocation methodology. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm PST on Friday, August 16, 2019.
The Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) is a platform for growth, achievement, and opportunity among a cohort of affordable housing practitioners and advocates. We're excited to share these opportunities with ELPN:
Friday, August 2:What Asset Managers Wish Developers Knew About Asset Management Are you a developer? Ever wonder how the decisions you make throughout the development process affect asset managers? During this session, you’ll learn about how decisions and assumptions about operating expenses, reserves, service commitments, project design, and much, much more impact the long-term operation of affordable housing properties. RSVP
Wednesday, August 14: Housers of Color Happy Hour Join ELPN to meet new colleagues, see some familiar faces, and enjoy delicious complimentary bites and drinks at Oakland's Lost & Found Beer Garden featuring outdoor space, games and good vibes. All are welcome to attend. RSVP
Thursday, August 15:How To Read a Drawing Set Need help reading drawing sets? Join ELPN for a training on how to navigate through drawing sets with confidence! RSVP
Tickets now available! Join us for our 40th Annual Affordable Housing Conference, the Bay Area's premier forum for the affordable housing community. The conference will be an opportunity to network with and learn from over 1,000 affordable housing professionals. Conference workshops will cover policy solutions, affordable housing development and finance, racial equity and inclusion, advocacy, strategic communications, and more.
Get your tickets by August 6th to take advantage of the early-bird rate.
Thank You! We'd like to extend a huge thank you to our incredible and committed 2019 NPH conference workshop selection committee! Their expertise and knowledge has helped us shape a diverse and engaging workshop slate for this year's conference.
7/26: SV@Home Happy Housers. Join SV@Home at Piazza Picola Italia in San Jose for their summer Happy Housers with special guest and new CEO of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, Kyra Kazantis! It will be a great time for housing advocates and community members to come together in a relaxed setting, have some food and drinks, and enjoy each other's company.
8/2 LISC's 2019 Advanced Housing Development Training Institute. Applications are now available to attend LISC’s Advanced Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI). This 4-day training will focus on utilizing tax credits and tax exempt bonds to finance the preservation and creation of affordable housing. The training will take place October 7-10, 2019 in the Bay Area. Applications are due August 2, 2019 at 5pm.
9/13 EBALDC 44th Annual Gala Celebration. Save the date to celebrate with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) 44 years of building healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhoods, and recognize the achievements of the gala honorees.