Everyone in the Sacramento region has a home in a healthy and inclusive neighborhood.
Sacramento Housing Alliance advocates for safe, stable, accessible, and affordable homes for homeless and lower income people in healthy communities through education, leadership, and policy change.
- Public policymakers must address the underlying structural, economic and social issues that contribute to the lack of decent affordable housing, the creation of disadvantaged neighborhoods, hunger and homelessness;
- Decent housing, healthy food and good health are basic human rights;
- We must end and prevent homelessness;
- Homeless people should not be criminalized, or otherwise deprived of their rights, due to their lack of stable housing;
- Communities have a right to self-determination;
- Coalition building with community members and public education are effective catalysts for change;
- Inclusive and equitable land use policies that support the creation and preservation of affordable housing must be created to overcome underlying beliefs and institutions that perpetuate inequality and racism;
- We support public and private investment that ensures that each community and neighborhood has access to good jobs, affordable housing, transportation and open space with increased economic prosperity and health.
Policy and Issue Areas
- Affordable Housing: promote local, regional and state housing policies that increase the financing, production and preservation of safe, decent, accessible, and affordable housing in healthy neighborhoods. This includes protecting and expanding programs and policies, while promoting new options, that increase affordable housing opportunities and improved neighborhoods. Key issues include inclusionary housing, transit-oriented development, preservation of affordable housing stock, and development of permanent supportive housing.
- Ending and Preventing Homelessness: advocate for funding and siting for emergency shelters, SafeGround, transitional and permanent supportive housing. Play a leading advocacy role in decriminalizing homelessness and the protection of homeless people civil rights.
- Regional Land Use Planning: encourage integrated planning of land use, housing, transportation and jobs to promote opportunities for health, well-being and vibrant communities throughout the region.
- Environmental Justice: collaborate with low-income communities and communities of color to protect and improve community health and promote equitable and just infrastructure investments. This includes education, leadership development and helping communities to gain a seat at the table in local decision-making processes.
- Regional Equity: promote the principle that members of all communities can benefit from economic growth and prosperity, through investments in affordable housing, healthy neighborhoods, ending and preventing homelessness, land use, transportation, environmental justice, access to healthy food and economic security.