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Wednesday, February 9 Round Up: Housing Accelerator to jumpstart stalled projects, BAHIP intern applications open, help Shift the Bay & more!


Housing Accelerator Announces Awards to Create Housing Units Across California

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Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced more than $923 million in awards for affordable housing projects across California as part of the California Housing Accelerator. This is a historic investment in affordable housing, and the Bay Area is expected to receive funding for 15 projects.

More Is Needed: NPH is asking Governor Newsom to continue these investments in the State Budget for the Multifamily Housing Program and the California Housing Accelerator Program, so that even more affordable housing projects can be built.

State Budget Letter: NPH, along with partner affordable housing advocacy organizations across the state, have submitted a letter to legislative leadership, including the Senate, that urges them to expand this year’s budget proposal to include more state resources for affordable housing.

Dive Deeper: Want to further your engagement on affordable housing investments in the state budget process? Join our Legislative Issues Working Group! The next meeting takes place tomorrow, February 10 from 9:30-11:30am. (NPH working groups are for members only. Click here to become a member and click here to join our Legislative Issues Working Group.)


BAHIP Intern Applications Now Open!

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The Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) is now accepting applications to join the 2022-23 cohort!

Application closes Friday, March 25

College students who qualify to apply for BAHIP often discover the program through word-of-mouth, so please forward this email to your networks and otherwise infom folks about the internship!


Strengthen Your Network at Upcoming NPH Events and Trainings

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Deepen your professional knowledge and have fun by joining the Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) for two upcoming events:

  • TOMORROW: ELPN Trivia Night, February 10 (5PM - 6PM PST)
    Get all the fun from a pub trivia night without the sticky tables and noise! Virtual team trivia combines smart questions with unique game mechanics in a way that builds meaningful connections.
  • Access And Programs To Affordable Housing Homeownership, Wednesday, February 16 (12PM - 1PM PST)
    Policy leaders and practitioners come together to discuss affordable homeownership policies and programs – as well as opportunities to support and expand these housing types. 

And don’t forget to save the date for the 26th Annual NPH Leadership Awards, happening virtually on Thursday, April 28, 2022! (We’ll notify you once registration opens, in late February)


Don’t Miss These Upcoming Opportunities to Shift the Bay

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Get help with your narrative shift efforts with our Shift the Bay initiative’s CaseMade workshop series, a special narrative strategy workshop to get one-on-one assistance with your campaigns, messaging, and more! 

In these virtual workshops, Dr. Tiffany Manuel and her CaseMade colleagues will interactively guide participants on how to sharpen their 2022 narrative strategy. 

There are two opportunities to attend:


Become a Stronger Advocate in Your Community: Join CAVE!

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The fourth cohort of NPH’s Community Advocacy & Voter Engagement (CAVE) Professional Certification program is happening this April! (dates include 4/7, 4/28, and 5/19.)

We’ll learn from industry leaders on how you can incorporate resident voter engagement at your organization and empower residents to become advocates in their own communities.

Attention CAVE alumni from 2020-2021: Do you want to share your best practices and leadership style tips with resident services staff across the Bay Area? Apply to be a CAVE guest speaker and receive a $300 Honorarium for your participation!



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2/10, SOMAH, Pathway to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Apartments Join SOMAH and BayREN for a free informational webinar on how affordable housing providers can receive financial incentives and technical assistance to complete green retrofits to their buildings.

2/22, SFF, Black Women Lead: Stories from the Bay Area Join the San Francisco Foundation and The Commonwealth Club of California to learn about the leadership journeys of Black women from the Bay Area who are either serving in or running for public office.


2/23, SCANPH, Righting Past Wrongs: Redlining’s Causal Role in Shaping Southern CA Communities and the Movement for Land Reparations Join Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing as they take a deeper look into what actions can be taken at the state and local level to right the wrongs of the past, and how we as housers can play a role.

3/10, CHPC, Affordable Homes At Risk: Preservation Challenges and Opportunities Join California Housing Partnership for an event moderated by NPH Policy Director, Abram Diaz, where nonprofit housing providers working in the trenches to preserve these homes will discuss the obstacles they are facing in this work, and local policy leads will describe the proposals currently under development in Sacramento.


3/22-23, NLIHC Virtual Housing Policy Forum: Join the National Low Income Housing Coalition to engage with and learn from thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, affordable housing practitioners, low-income residents, and leaders from Capitol Hill about the state of the affordable housing crisis in America and its solutions.

Opportunity: Apply for the Equitable Community Revitalization Grant The California Department of Toxic Substance Control is introducing the Equitable Community Revitalization Grant. Set a new path for land use that will have immediate and lasting benefits, such as recreational uses (parks and other green spaces), commercial enterprises and housing.


Opportunity: Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation at Multi-Unit Dwelling Facilities A total of $7 million in grant funding will be available for organizations, including governments, businesses, and non-profits. The 2022 Charge! Program cycle will be a competitive solicitation and all complete applications will be scored and ranked. The Air District will prioritize projects that install EV charging at multi-unit dwellings and projects located in Bay Area Environmental Justice communities.


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