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Sacramento is a unique blend of many communities and neighborhoods each with their own distinct characteristics. Some are thriving while others are in need of an infusion of resources to help restore and sustain their vitality.

As an award-winning organization recognized nationally for best practices and innovation, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency brings together funding resources and staff expertise to develop and implement creative strategies for affordable housing and community revitalization. We use these tools to help address housing and economic needs in low income communities and older commercial corridors in the City and County of Sacramento through effective community and business partnerships.

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SHRA News in Brief

 
50 Veterans Find “Place to Call Home” at Mather Veterans Village
SHRA officials joined Mercy Housing, Veterans ResourceCenters of America (VRC), the City of Rancho Cordova and the County of Sacramento to announce the opening of Mather Veterans Village, the first permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled veterans in the Sacramento region. Click here to read more.
 
East Sacramento County apartments celebrate new look, new name 
Los Olivos Residences is the new name for the former Olivewood Apartments at 2805 La Quinta Drive in Sacramento’s Cypress Meadows neighborhood where officials celebrated the completion of a $10.5 million rehab project on the 68-unit complex. The 41 year old development had been poorly maintained and needed substantial improvements to bring it up to modern standards. Click here to read more.
 
Oak Park residents invited to provide input on Promise Neighborhood community needs survey by July 27, 2016 
If you live in Oak Park, here’s your chance to tell us what kinds of programs and services you think are needed to provide better opportunities and outcomes for residents in your neighborhood. It’s all part of the new Oak Park Promise Neighborhood  Initiative, the first of its kind with the City of Sacramento, our local schools, Oak Park residents, and other local agencies and community members. Click here to learn more and complete the survey in English or Spanish.
 
Sacramento awarded additional vouchers for homeless, disabled veterans 
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency has been awarded 38 vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs and Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program to provide rental assistance for homeless, disabled veterans and their families. SHRA administers the VASH program in Sacramento. The additional vouchers will allow the Agency to support a total of 437 veterans with rental assistance.
 
Housing Authority earns HUD High Performer designation 
The Sacramento City Housing Authority has been awarded the High Performer designation for 2015 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Housing Authority scored 92% on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) which measures indicators that include Physical, Financial, Management and Capital Funds. The City Housing Authority has earned the High Performer designation for three consecutive years. 
 
Agency offers new program for eligible residents to purchase renovated SHRA homes
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) has created the Welcome Home Program to provide homeownership opportunities for eligible first time buyer households in the City and County of Sacramento.  For residents who are thinking of buying their first home, this program may be a perfect opportunity to achieve the American dream of homeownership.  Downpayment assistance is available for those households that qualify, and residents in SHRA's rental assistance programs may also qualify to purchase a home. For details, visit the Welcome Home Program page on our website under the Housing/Homes for Sale tab.
 
Sacramento housing partners celebrate two midtown renovation projects for low income seniors
Officials from Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, BRIDGE Housing and Sacramento Housing Authority Repositioning Program (SHARP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 5 to mark the completion of major renovations of two housing communities that serve seniors with low incomes. The improvements were completed at Sutterview Apartments at 2526 L Street (76 units) and Sierra Vista Apartments at 2300 K Street (77 units). Click here to read more.

Both properties, which were originally placed into service in 1971, have been fully renewed. The substantial rehab included retrofitting of the buildings' exteriors, replacement of nearly all major systems and greening of the projects including solar energy systems. Additionally, Sierra Vista enlarged its community space and Sutterview created a completely new community room including a new rooftop terrace. These areas will provide space for supportive programs including service coordinator meetings and life skills training.
 
New sports field to serve Robla School District and surrounding community
Officials from the City of Sacramento, Robla School District, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency celebrated the completion of the new Main Avenue Sports Field made possible through a joint partnership between the three entities. Read more
 
Agency launches efforts to fix skewed data to return federal benefits to Delta communities
The River News Herald reports that SHRA has launched a strategy to correct the disparity in skewed data and re-qualify low to moderate-income communities in the Delta for badly needed federal block grants. Read the story online using this link. 
 
Developer celebrates success with new home sales in North Sacramento
Under a public-nonprofit partnership with the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, developer Pacific Housing, Inc. will reach its goal of selling all 10 new homes in the first building phase of the Heritage at Del Paso Nuevo development in North Sacramento. A grand opening was held April 13 to celebrate the milestone. Read more.
 
New full service grocery store opens in Sacramento Promise Zone Community
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency joined Sacramento City officials on February 11 to celebrate the grand opening of  the Viva Supermarket– the first full-service grocery store to come to the Del Paso Heights community in the Promise Zone in 30 years. Read more.
 
New Book of Projects follows milestones of Agency assisted projects 
The Agency has created a new Book of Projects on the website that features current and recent projects in the funding approval stage through completion. View the Book of Projects from this link: http://www.shra.org/CommunityDevelopment/BookofProjects.aspx and track the projects that are receiving funding assistance from SHRA.
 
City of Sacramento Housing Authority to be awarded $2.7 million HUD grant for Jobs Plus Pilot Program
HUD announced it will award a $2,700,000 grant to the City of Sacramento Housing Authority for the Jobs Plus Pilot program as part of a $100 million investment in locally-based programs aimed to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes for residents of public housing through work readiness programs, employer linkages, job placement, and financial literacy. The City of Sacramento Housing Authority was one of only eight recipients nationwide. Read more.
 
SHRA announces City of Sacramento's new developer toolkit as part of the Downtown Housing Initiative
As the lead housing Agency for the City of Sacramento, SHRA officials announced a new toolkit for developers in conjunction with the goal of the City's Downtown Housing Initiative to create 10,000 places to live in the next 10 years. Since Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the initiative last January, 781 homes have been created. Interested developers can download the toolkit at downtowndevelopertoolkit.com. 
 
HUD awards $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to SHRA and City of Sacramento
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the City of Sacramento will receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to redevelop the distressed Twin Rivers public housing community and revitalize the Sacramento River District-Railyards neighborhood. Read more.
 
Housing Authority launches housing search tool for landlords and tenants at gosection8.com
The Housing Authority has launched a new tool to help bridge the gap between landlords looking to rent their properties and tenants in search of properties to rent. The new web-based tool, Gosection8.com, allows landlords to list an unlimited number of properties, which gives tenants immediate access to housing opportunities that fit their needs and that is within their search preferences for housing. Visit the website at gosection8.com.
 
Agency adds Facebook and Twitter to its social media communications toolbox
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency has created a Facebook page as a new tool to quickly share news and information with residents, community members and stakeholders. To find SHRA's official Facebook page with the Agency's blue and green logo profile photo, click this link. Then Like SHRA's Facebook page to receive notifications about information posted on the page. Follow the Agency on Twitter @shrahousing.
 
HUD announces Sacramento Promise Zone designation
Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Sacramento has received Promise Zone designation. The Promise Zone designation will create a partnership between federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of Sacramento’s most vulnerable areas. Read more. 


Globe Mills photo courtesy: Cathy Kelly