Amie Fishman

Executive Director, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Amie Fishman is the Executive Director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH). Since 1979, NPH activates its membership to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home. With a membership of over 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, NPH secures resources, promotes good policy, educates the public and supports affordable homes as the foundation for thriving individuals, families and neighborhoods.

Amie joined NPH as the Executive Director in January 2015 after more than 20 years in affordable housing and community development. Amie has led NPH’s strategic growth into new, groundbreaking electoral strategy; campaigns to grow public support and drive public will for affordable housing; and programs to strengthen the affordable housing industry and movement. Under her leadership and in collaboration, NPH has secured significant new resources for Bay Area affordable housing investments — winning more than $2 billion from three Bay Area County measures in November 2016 and more than $6 billion from the statewide and local measures in 2018. She grew NPH’s regional partnerships and legislative policy advocacy in Sacramento, resulting in collective regional and state wins including the Historic Housing Package of 2017, the CASA compact backed by a multi-sector coalition, and the 2019 3Ps legislative package of 10 state and regional bills that promote the holistic 3Ps framework of Production, Preservation, and Tenant Protections. Under Amie’s direction, NPH has grown capacity building programs for the industry and movement, including new affordable housing resident voter programs, launching the Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP,) and the development of an industry-wide Racial Equity Action Plan.

Prior to NPH, as the Executive Director of East Bay Housing Organizations for almost nine years, she initiated major affordable housing advocacy campaigns, launched a resident organizing program, and grew EBHO’s membership and coalition work. Amie also worked as the Director of Supportive Housing at Mission Housing Development Corporation for 10 years, directing supportive housing programs and community organizing collaborations for homeless and formerly homeless adults and families.

Amie serves on the Board of Directors of Housing California, SV@Home, All Home, and on the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future. Amie holds an MPA in public policy analysis with a focus on affordable housing and community development from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.