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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.

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency brings together funding resources and staff expertise to develop and implement innovative and creative strategies. 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

Housing Choice Voucher wait list opens Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 26, 2014

The Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento will open the wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV/formerly Section 8) tenant based vouchers on Monday, September 15 at 12:01 a.m. until Friday, September 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply at online at www.sacwaitlist.com using any device with Internet access.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The application submission process is only supported in the following browsers: Google Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9,10,11, and Safari. The process is also supported on iPhone, Android and iPad mobile devices.

There is no charge to apply. Do not apply on any other website and do not use a search engine like Google to apply for the wait list.

A total of 5,000 applicants will be placed on the wait list through random selection after the wait list has closed.

Wait list preferences are given to families who are:

•Living or working in Sacramento County, and
•Permanently disabled, and
•Rent burdened (paying over 50% of gross income toward rent and utilities).

The Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento’s housing programs serve very low income families and individuals. Eligible families will receive rental assistance as funds are available. The Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento conducts fingerprint criminal background checks on all adults applying for housing.

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Sacramento Housing Authority opens new self-service web portal for landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency has launched a new self-service landlord portal website for vendors participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV/formerly Section 8). The website allows vendors to view account data and make changes to their information. For instructions on how to set up a landlord portal account, visit our website at www.shra.org. Mouse over the Housing tab and select Housing Choice Voucher/Owner Services. Or copy and paste the Landlord Portal URL into your browser at http://portal.shra.org/signup and follow the sign up process. 

 

Flag raising at Bing Kong TongBing Kong Tong flag raising celebration draws crowd to Main Street

Elected officials and dignitaries joined in raising American and historic Chinese flags 75 feet to the top of the newly renovated Bing Kong Tong on Main Street in Isleton. The celebration on September 16, 2014 marked the completion of a $600,000 rehabilitation project in the first of three phases to restore the building which will serve as a community gathering place and a museum of Chinese history in the Delta region complete with original artifacts. Click the link to view a slideshow from the event.
 
Isleton's historic Bing Kong Tong building before rehabIsleton's historic Bing Kong Tong building after rehab

Flag raising celebration for Isleton's historic Bing Kong Tong planned for September 16

A celebration marking the completion of the Phase 1 rehabilitation work on Isleton’s historic Bing Kong Tong building at 29 Main Street will include a flag raising ceremony with officials from Sacramento County and the City of Isleton, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Isleton Brannan-Andrus Historical Society, and California Cultural Historical Endowment. Former residents familiar with Isleton’s Tong history are also expected to attend the celebration. The event starts at 11 a.m. The building will be open for tours and the public is invited to attend. Click the link to share the invitation. http://eepurl.com/11199. Read more.

Arbor Creek Construction site

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency joins USA Properties Fund golden shovel celebration to start construction on Arbor Creek Senior Apartments

Officials from Sacramento County and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency were on hand August 4 for a celebration by USA Properties Fund to officially kick off construction of the Arbor Creek Senior Apartments at 8350 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Sacramento. Click here to read more.

 

Sacramento Housing Authority receives High Performer Designation from HUD for Public Housing Management Performance

The Sacramento City and County Housing Authorities administered by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) have each received High Performer designation status from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the annual Public Housing Assessment System report for 2013. Click here to read more.

SHRA appoints David Levin as General Counsel

David Levin has been appointed as General Counsel for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. As General Counsel, Mr. Levin will be responsible for developing and overseeing internal and external legal services to the Agency in areas involving public law, community development, housing and related activities. He will also serve as legal counsel on matters that come before the Sacramento
Housing and Redevelopment Commission. Click here to read more.

Agency names new Director of Development

Tyrone Roderick Williams has been named as the new Director of Development of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Mr. Williams is responsible for identifying real estate development opportunities that will increase the number of high quality affordable housing units as well as preservation and rehabilitation of the Agency’s existing housing stock. Click here to read more.

Ridgeway Studios entryway100-year old vacant residential hotel reopens after $6.9 million renovation to provide downtown workforce housing

Officials from CFY Development, the City of Sacramento and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency mark the completion of a $6.9 million renovation project by celebrating the official opening of Ridgeway Studios with an Open House event at 914 12th Street on Monday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Click here to read more. For leasing information, call (916) 497-0751 or email manager@ridgewaystudiossacramento.com.

Louise A. Perez Community Center

Ribbon cutting set for $2.4 million Louise A. Perez Community Center creating one-stop social services for residents in "The Avenues"

 

 

Community Resource Project, Inc., (CRP) in partnership with Sacramento County and Supervisor Jimmie Yee, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) will hold a ribbon cutting celebration for the Louise A. Perez Community Center on Friday, May 9, 2014. Click here to read more.

 

Traffic on Florin Road at McComber Ave

Groundbreaking kicks off $3.3 million Old Florin Town Streetscape Project

Officials from Sacramento County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the local business community celebrated the start of construction for the Old Florin Town Streetscape Improvement Project which includes pedestrian and traffic safety enhancements. Click here to read more. 

Officials shovel dirt at groundbreaking event

Golden shovel event marks start of Franklin Boulevard Streetscape ProjecT

Construction is set to begin on a section of Franklin Boulevard that will create a new streetscape to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists, and help revitalize the busy corridor. Click here to read more.


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Sacramento Housing Authority offers help for program participants to apply for Affordable Health Insurance

 

 

The Sacramento Housing Authority is offering free help for anyone participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or public housing programs, and housing applicants to get information and enroll in an affordable health insurance plan through Covered California before the March 31, 2014 deadline. Anyone who misses the deadline must wait until the next open enrollment period to apply, which begins October 1, 2014. To get information or enroll, click here for details or contact Housing Authority Resident Services by email at residentservices@shra.org, or call (916) 449-6250.

A new job training and hiring program called First Source Sacramento will start on March 10

The Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL), Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), and Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) announced a new job training and hiring program called First Source Sacramento, a one-stop clearinghouse that connects employers and job opportunities with qualified job seekers. Click here for more details.

Agency announces 2014 holiday and closure schedule

The 2014 dates for observed holidays, and closures for SHRA offices, including Housing Choice Voucher and Conventional Public Housing are available on our website. Click here to view the schedule.

HUD selects SHRA to receive $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant

Sacramento, CA | U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced on November 22, 2013 that the City of Sacramento Housing Authority administered by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency will receive a $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. Sacramento is one of only nine communities across the U.S. to receive the funding from a $4.7 million award. Read more.

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for HCV participants

Participants in SHRA's Housing Choice Voucher program can get answers to frequently asked questions  on the SHRA website. Click here to read the FAQs.

Cannery Place Apartments Rendering

Construction nears completion on Cannery Place Apartments at Township 9

Construction on 180 affordable rental housing units is nearly complete at the Township Nine development on Richards Boulevard near 7th Street in Sacramento. The project is expected to be completed in October 2014.  For leasing information, contact the project developer, UrbanCore-Integral, at (916) 553-2222.

HCV Offices have moved!

SHRA has moved its Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) and Conventional Public Housing Intake Services office to 630 I Street at the corner of 7th and I Street in downtown Sacramento. The phone number is (916) 440-1390 and the fax number is (916) 449-1285.
 
 
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Globe Mills photo courtesy: Cathy Kelly