SHRA is a Joint Powers Agency created by the Sacramento City Council and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to represent both jurisdictions for affordable housing and community development needs. The existing members of the Joint Powers Agency are City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento, Housing Authority of the City of Sacramento, and Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento.
Assembly Bill 1X26, the Dissolution Act, eliminated all redevelopment agencies throughout the state effective February 1, 2012, including two members of the JPA, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Sacramento and the Redevelopment Agency of the County of Sacramento. SHRA continues to exist as a JPA with four remaining members.
The Agency serves as the Housing Authority for the City and County of Sacramento and is the leading public developer of affordable housing. SHRA oversees certain residential and commercial revitalization activities that are assisted with public funding in the City and County.
The Housing Authority owns and manages over 3,100 units of public housing and is one of the largest landlords in Sacramento. SHRA also administers approximately 11,500 rental assisted vouchers per month.