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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

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.
 
Agency culminates Housing Authority 75th Anniversary with continued commitment to provide housing and hope for a better future
2015 marks 75 years for the Sacramento Housing Authority administered by SHRA for the City and County. Read more. 
 
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.
 
Agency appoints Geoffrey Ross to Assistant Director position
Geoffrey Ross has been promoted to the position of is Assistant Director, Development and Federal Programs at Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. Read more. 
 
Agency announces end of year closure schedule
SHRA administration offices at 801 12th Street will be closed Monday, December 21, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016 due to scheduled closures and observance of the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year's Day holidays. The Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher office at 630 I Street will be closed December 21 through 25, December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016.
 
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. 
 
Case Managers needed for Twin Rivers CNI Project
Since the official announcement in late September, HUD’s $30 million Choice Neighborhoods award is already yielding benefits to residents of the Twin Rivers development! SHRA and our lead service coordinator, Urban Strategies Inc., are looking for a few enthusiastic social work professionals to serve as on-site Case Managers. Additional information, as well as application instructions may be found at http://urbanstrategiesinc.org/get-involved/careers/ 
 
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 subsequently gives tenants immediate access to housing opportunities that fit their needs and that is within their search preferences for housing. Try the new tool here
 
Agency adds Facebook 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.
 
Partnership with United Way awarded $25,000 grant to address "summer slide"
SHRA and United Way California Capital Region received a $25,000 grant from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Fund which will be used to combat summer slide, the time during which low-income students can lose up to two months of reading comprehension. The program will serve 900 children by providing books and activity materials targeting essential skills required to become proficient readers. 
 
SHRA selects new Director of Finance
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency has hired Tina McKenney as Director of Finance. Ms. McKenney is responsible for the delivery of full service accounting and financial services in support of SHRA’s community development and housing programs. Read more.
 
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