Wednesday, November 16 Round Up: Housing on the ballot, join a Working Group, attend our Member Party & more!
Electoral Wins: Your Voice Mattered!
This election cycle has shown us that housing is an essential issue, being top of mind for voters and lawmakers alike. As our Executive Director, Amie Fishman, recently noted in an article from KQED, “This is a top priority for voters in communities across the state. Local communities are saying, 'We need these solutions.'”
NPH was proud to partner with our members in identifying important measures to support or oppose with the goal of reinvesting in our communities and creating more affordable homes across the Bay Area. Here’s how our endorsements fared during this election cycle:
- Prop 27 - Online Sports Betting for Homelessness and Mental Health (Opposed; Statewide): Slated to fail
- Measure V - Menlo Park Neighborhood Protection (Opposed; Menlo Park): Slated to fail
- Measure L - Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond (Supported; Berkeley): Slated to fail
- Measure U - Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond (Supported; Oakland): Slated to pass
- Measure N - Empty Homes Tax (Supported; Santa Cruz): Slated to fail
We are successful at the ballot box when we all come together to prioritize housing and do our part! Thank you for your efforts this election cycle.
Click here to see the current vote tally on all California election results.
Gearing Up For 2024
NPH is working closely with our our state and regional coalition partners on a transformational electoral strategy for November 2024. If successful, our 2024 initiative will dramatically shift how we can generate local funds to build more affordable housing and homelessness solutions, creating structural change and unlocking billions of dollars in the Bay Area and around the state. But to be successful, we need you to help us build the power and infrastructure we need to win. Sign up to support 2024 efforts!
Join Us: NPH’s Annual Holiday Party!
It’s time to celebrate all of our work from the past year! Join us on Wednesday, December 7, 5:30PM - 8:00PM PT at El Rio for NPH's Annual Holiday Member Party, an evening of food, fun, and opportunity to connect with fellow NPH members!
Important Note If you’re an NPH member, we need your attendance! Please be present so you can cast your vote for new NPH board members.
Deepen Your Engagement: Join a Working Group!
Looking for an early new year’s resolution?
Go deeper in our collective work towards homes for all by joining one (or all) of our working groups! NPH convenes working groups to bring together members to take action, develop strategies, and advance solutions on critical affordable housing issues.
(NPH working groups are for members only. Click here to become a member.)
Housing Elements: Where Things Stand
Several Bay Area jurisdictions, including San Francisco, have begun submitting their first Housing Element drafts for review and have started to receive significant feedback from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) has compiled all Housing Element drafts and HCD comment letters submitted in the Bay Area.
Jurisdictions that have not received approval of their first drafts will have to submit at least one additional draft Housing Element, which means that local advocates and community members will have additional opportunities to participate in the process.
Housing Element Resources For You!
NPH’s Housing Element resources are useful tools for advocates to increase community participation, helping ensure that jurisdictions are held accountable and submit viable, equitable housing elements that are in compliance with state law.
Housing Readiness Report Trainings
The Bay’s Future is currently hosting a trio of online training sessions that will take a deep dive into the Housing Readiness Report, which provides the latest information on the Bay Area’s communities with a specific focus on addressing racial and economic equity in how we plan for housing.
These training sessions are individualized to fit your needs for utilizing the tool, whether you sit in the government, work with a community-based organization, or are a community member looking to get involved in your city’s housing plans.
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