Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA) has spent over a year investigating the best mechanisms for Sacramento to end and prevent homelessness. Our April 2016 working paper on ending homelessness recommended expanding revenue to local jurisdictions’ housing trust funds, the established sources of funding for creating and preserving affordable homes. Building on that recommendation, today we release that research as a white paper entitled, “Enhance and Expand the Housing Trust Funds in the City and County of Sacramento.” Concurrent with this release, … READ MORE
May 11, 2017 (Sacramento County, CA) – New data from the California Housing Partnership demonstrates how low-income households in Sacramento County are struggling under the burden of high housing costs, with the County’s lowest-income renters spending 56% of their income on rent alone.
The California Housing Partnership published its annual Housing Needs Assessment data today for Sacramento County, demonstrating a snapshot of the region’s current housing needs and challenges.
Additional key findings include:
- Sacramento County needs 62,072 more affordable rental
Sacramento is currently facing a housing crisis. In recent years, the Sacramento area has experienced one of the highest rates of rent increases in the country, tightening rental vacancy rates, and a declining supply of affordable homes. Now more than ever, these trends underscore the need to ensure that our neighbors have access to safe, healthy, and affordable homes. Homelessness and a lack of affordable homes threaten to undermine the stability of families and our communities. The Sacramento Housing Alliance believes … READ MORE
Please join us for the Sacramento Housing Alliance 2016 Fundraising Awards Dinner the evening of Thursday, June 2 at the Firehouse in Old Sacramento from 5:30 – 9:00.
The Sacramento Housing Alliance annual award dinner honors our friends and supporters who have engaged in excellent advocacy for affordable housing in the past year. Over 250 city, county and state officials, members of the financial industry, housing developers, representatives from social service agencies and SHA supporters gather to recognize and celebrate the leaders … READ MORE