Did You Know?
- Rents are rising – Rental prices are going up in Sacramento and nationally
- Sacramentans are struggling to pay rent – 50,000 of our neighbors applied for just 3,000 spaces on an affordable housing wait list. The wait list does not guarantee housing.
- The average renting Sacramento family earns less than $35,000 a year – These are people employed as pharmacy aides, child care workers, bank tellers and restaurant cooks. They cannot afford an average 2-bedroom apartment.
- Families are doubling up in homes and must live in unsafe and overcrowded conditions – Nearly 24,000 Sacramento area homes are overcrowded.
- Children living in poverty suffer most – More than 11,300 Sacramento County school students do not know where they will go home to at night.
- By 2030, the number of seniors will grow by 125% – Many live on fixed incomes with already limited housing options.
- The state has eliminated our major local source of funding to create affordable homes.
How to Get Involved:
- Discuss affordable housing issues with your community groups
- Write to your local elected leaders
- Participate with Sacramento Housing Alliance in public hearings
Advocacy Toolkit – Get the Facts about Where You Live
County of Sacramento
GET THE FACTS: Sacramento County Affordable Housing Fact Sheet
City of Sacramento
GET THE FACTS: City of Sacramento Affordable Housing Fact Sheet
City of Elk Grove
GET THE FACTS: City of Elk Grove Affordable Housing Fact Sheet
City of Roseville
GET THE FACTS: City of Roseville Affordable Housing Fact Sheet