Sacramento Housing Alliance is a nonprofit coalition that works to ensure that all people in the Sacramento region have safe, decent, accessible and affordable housing in healthy neighborhoods, supported by equitable public policies and practices.
History and Service Area
Sacramento Housing Alliance was formed in 1989 to advocate for affordable housing, services and amenities for low-income communities. Originally focused on homelessness and housing, Sacramento Housing Alliance has long worked on a range of issues including transit, redevelopment, community banking and other issues. We serve the greater Sacramento metropolitan region including Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Placer and El Dorado counties.
Affordable Homes: promoting local and regional policies and financing to increase the production of affordable homes, especially for people at the lowest income levels. This includes advocacy around mixed-income housing, housing trust funds, redevelopment and Housing Elements.
Solutions to Homelessness: encouraging the use of proven methods for decreasing homelessness through permanent supportive housing and homelessness prevention. In Sacramento County, we are committed to ensure that federal funding is preserved as the administration of homeless funding passes from the county to a private nonprofit.
Transportation Equity: Ensuring that low-income communities and communities of color have access to transit and to equitable transportation investments.
Regional Planning: Encouraging sustainable growth strategies and equity considerations in regional planning. In particular we are focused on the implementation of Senate Bill 375 and the Sacramento Region’s planning connected to the HUD Sustainable Communities grant.
Sacramento Housing Alliance and community partners have worked in a variety of issue areas including: housing, homelessness, environmental justice, regional equity, land use, hunger, leadership development and community empowerment.
Read more about Sacramento Housing Alliance’s 2012 Accomplishments in these areas.
Visit the Housing Alliance Timeline to learn more about our history.