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.



SHRA News in Brief

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 at www.sacramento.gosection8.com. 
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 the link or copy and paste it in your browser:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacramento-Housing-and-Redevelopment-Agency/1587072148218922. Then Like SHRA's Facebook page to receive notifications about information posted on the page.

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.

Agency promotes Second Annual Walk4Literacy
Save the date October 17, 2015 for the Second Annual Walk4Literacy. The 4-mile walk begins at McClatchy Park and ends at the Walk4Literacy Festival in Cesar Chavez Park. The festival is new this year and will feature resource providers enhancing literacy, children's authors, live entertainment and food trucks. Sign up today at http://www.walk4literacy.org/ and get your 10,000 steps in!

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.

Sacramento is finalist for HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that Sacramento is one of nine finalists to compete for 2014-2015 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants to transform public housing, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The finalists were selected from a pool of 33 applicants and will compete for individual grants of up to $30 million. 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.

Grand Opening welcomes new residents to new affordable apartments at Arbor Creek
A new apartment community at 8340 Elk Grove-Florin Road in Sacramento officially opens June 4 providing 60 units of affordable one and two bedroom units for seniors. Arbor Creek Senior Apartments has many amenities and is located close to retail services and public transit. Read more. 

Housing Authority earns HUD SEMAP High Performer designation
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the County of Sacramento Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program with the designation of High Performer for the first time in the history of the County Housing Authority. Read more.

Grand opening celebrates Cannery Place Apartments as first housing development at Township Nine
Workers in Sacramento’s retail, service and health care industry are just a few of the new residents who live at Cannery Place Apartments, the first housing development completed at Township Nine in the River District. Click here to read more.

Three affordable rental housing communities celebrate reopening after $27.8 million rehab
Officials from Sacramento County and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency were on hand for a celebration hosted by Mutual Housing California on April 9, 2015 to mark the reopening of three rental apartment communities after completion of a $27.8 million rehabilitation project that incorporates energy efficiency and water conservation. Click here to read more.







Globe Mills photo courtesy: Cathy Kelly