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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

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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. 

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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.


Kick-off event set to mark start of rehab on historic Bing Kong Tong building in Isleton March 3
Officials from Sacramento County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, California Cultural Historical Endowment, and Isleton Brannan-Andrus Historical Society will celebrate the official start of a $600,000 rehabilitation project to stabilize the historic Bing Kong Tong building at 29 Main Street in Isleton on Monday, March 3 at 11 a.m. Click here to read more.

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.

Agency marks 40th year Investing in Communities

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency reached a milestone in 2013 closing out the year as a Season of Success. The Agency recognized its 40th year providing affordable housing and improving communities. Click here to read about the Agency's accomplishments during 2013.

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.

Message to Families in the HCV and CNV Housing Programs Regarding the Impact of Sequestration
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency has been impacted by automatic federal spending cuts known as sequestration which became effective on March 1, 2013. If you are a voucher holder, click here for more information. If you live in public housing, click here for more information. 

Cannery Place Apartments RenderingConstruction begins on Cannery Place Apartments at Township Nine
Construction on 180 affordable rental housing units has begun at the Township Nine development on Richards Boulevard near 7th Street in Sacramento. The project is expected to be completed in October 2014. Click here to read more. For leasing information, contact the project developer, UrbanCore-Integral, at (415) 553-4028.

We've 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