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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

Agency offices to close during holiday season

SHRA administration offices at 801 12th Street will be closed Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2014 due to scheduled closures and observance of the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year's Day holidays.The Housing Choice Voucher offices at 630 I Street will be closed December 22 through 26, December 31, 2014, and January 1, 2015. Public Housing administration offices and site offices will remain open except December 24 and January 31 from 1-5 p.m., and will be closed all day December 25, and January 1.

 

Agency encourages residents to share input on North 12th Complete Street Project

The City of Sacramento is hosting open house meetings on December 16 and 17 to share information and receive input on the North 12th Complete Street Project. Agency staff will share information about the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative which will impact the project area. Residents may stop by at their convenience to learn about the project and share their ideas. View the details here. 

 

Ribbon cutting marks completion of Franklin Boulevard Streetscape project

Officials from the County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the North Franklin District Business Association hosted a ribbon-cutting event on November 17 celebrating construction completion for Phase 2 of the Franklin Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project. Click here to read more. 
 

Groundbreaking celebrates new permanent supportive housing for local veterans

The vision of ending chronic homelessness among veterans moved a step closer to reality in Rancho Cordova as officials representing Sacramento County, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and several veterans resource agencies joined in a ceremony hosted by Mercy Housing California to break ground on the first 50 units of permanent supportive housing at Mather Veterans
Village for veterans and their families. Click here to read more.

 

PSWRC applauds SHRA's commitment to address literacy crisis

The Pacific Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Public Housing Officials has recognized Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency for its supportive efforts to combat literacy among Sacramento school children. On October 25, SHRA co-sponsored with local nonprofit organizations 916 Ink, Teach for America, and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation to present the first annual “Walk4Literacy” in Sacramento to increase awareness about the literacy crisis and the need to fund children's programs to increase reading and writing skills. SHRA staff and residents joined the 4-mile walk event which is part of a larger initiative to have all children in Sacramento reading at grade level at the end of third grade by 2020. 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.

 
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Globe Mills photo courtesy: Cathy Kelly