Our 2022 Electoral Endorsements
NPH is proud to partner with our members in identifying and engaging on important measures to reinvest in our communities and create more affordable homes across the Bay Area.
The following are NPH’s electoral endorsements for the 2022 electoral cycle:
The so-called California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Act – Oppose
NPH works towards solutions that will ensure a future where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home, but Proposition 27 isn’t the answer. Proposition 27 is full of loopholes and deductions that will only benefit the online sports betting operators, failing to deliver on its promises on homelessness and mental health solutions. These profits will be taken out of state and away from our Native American tribes. We stand in solidarity with California tribal communities and all those in need of affordable housing and homeless solutions.
Berkeley Measure L
Affordable, Safe and Sustainable Berkeley Bond Act – Support
Measure L will invest in Berkeley communities by creating a new revenue stream for affordable housing. It will create affordable housing; repair streets, sidewalks, and underground utilities; and enhance buildings, infrastructure, and safety by issuing $650M in general obligation bonds. Of the total $650M that the measure would provide, $200M will go to create or preserve affordable housing and the remaining $450M will go to infrastructure projects.
Menlo Park Measure V
Menlo Park Neighborhood Protection and General Plan Consistency Initiative – Oppose
Measure V obstructs a plan to produce affordable homes for teachers and working families. NPH is joining the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County (HLC) in opposing the creation of new barriers for affordable housing.
Oakland Measure U
Oakland 2022 Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond – Support
Measure U will invest in Oakland by creating affordable housing for Oaklanders, increasing housing for Oaklanders experiencing homelessness; repaving streets to remove potholes; improving traffic/pedestrian safety; and updating fire stations and other public facilities by issuing $850M in general obligation bonds. NPH supports this measure as a strong community development opportunity to promote housing and homelessness solutions while strengthening community infrastructure and public safety.
Santa Cruz Measure N
Santa Cruz Empty Homes Tax – Support
Measure N is a community driven ballot initiative to increase affordable housing options in the city of Santa Cruz. It will create a long-term funding stream to create affordable housing through a tax on homes that are empty and unused for more than 8 months of a year. NPH supports this measure for its ability to benefit Santa Cruz with both the affordable housing revenue generated by the measure and the appropriate tax incentives encouraging more housing availability for local residents.