Sacramento Housing Alliance works to protect and expand the affordable housing safety net to end and prevent homelessness. SHA has initiated a regional campaign to preserve mixed-income housing ordinances, find alternative funding sources in the absence of redevelopment, and to engage decision-makers to implement viable solutions to creating safe, affordable and accessible housing for all.
SHA’s BCLI was developed and launched in partnership with Urban Habitat, a Bay Area nonprofit that pioneered this leadership development model. BCLI identifies, trains, places and supports low-income people and people of color for priority boards and commissions seats in the Sacramento region. Priority seats are those that influence equity in terms of transportation, land use, housing, jobs and the environment. The “seats first” model pioneered by Urban Habitat is the first of its kind in the nation.
The Coalition on Regional Equity is a network of organizations and individuals committed to developing and supporting a health-focused, regional equity agenda in the six-county Greater Sacramento region. CORE hosts events, provides ongoing support and technical assistance to members, and serves as a hub for many of the most active social equity organizations in the region.
Through the EJI, SHA and community partners are engaged in a collaborative endeavor focused on eradicating brownfields and vacant spaces in the region with targeted efforts to address problems in South Sacramento and Del Paso Heights. The initiative has four components: research and analysis; engagement and education; advocacy; and comprehensive regional planning.
The Sacramento Hunger Coalition was founded in 1989 and now resides as a project of Sacramento Housing Alliance’s Coalition on Regional Equity's food justice work. The mission of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition is to reduce hunger and malnutrition by increasing food security and access to healthy and nutritious food in Sacramento County through public education, advocacy, community organizing and grassroots advocacy research.