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.



SHRA News in Brief

Arbor Creek Construction siteSacramento 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.

Community event offers help for homeowners at risk of losing their homes

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in partnership with HUD and HOPE NOW, will host a “Help for Homeowners” Community Event for local homeowners who are at risk of losing their home. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street. This is a unique opportunity where homeowners can meet with HUD-approved housing counselors and mortgage servicers to find solutions that meet their individual needs. Click here for details. 

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency reaches compromise on tax credit affordable housing projects
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency received approval by the Sacramento City Council for a compromise with San Francisco-based BRIDGE Housing which agreed to return pending 9% tax credits on the 77-unit Sutterview apartments rehab project. In exchange, the Council committed to fund not only Sutterview, but also another project for seniors, Sierra Vista, being developed by BRIDGE and their non-profit partner, Sacramento Housing Authority Repositioning Program (SHARP). The withdrawal allows the second ranked Curtis Park Court project to be eligible to receive 9% tax credit financing for 91 units of new senior housing as part of an affordable housing component in the Curtis Park Village development. 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.

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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.

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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. 

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.

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