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Federal Entitlement Program Staff

Geoffrey Ross, Manager
Sandy Piekarkski, Senior Redevelopment Planner
Brad Satterwhite, Community Development Analyst

Staff can be reached at (916) 440-1393.

Community Development Block Grant

The primary objective of this program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Funds can be used for a wide array of activities, including housing rehabilitation; homeownership assistance; construction or rehabilitation of public facilities and infrastructure; home repair for qualified households; removal of architectural barriers and public and supportive services.

Note: Starting in 2015, the Agency will annually release a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for public facilities and improvements. If you are interested in applying for CDBG funds for your project make sure to check back regularly in the "News and Information" section of the website for the NOFA.

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The HOME program provides federal funds for the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental and ownership housing for low and moderate income households. HOME funds can be used for activities that promote affordable rental housing and homeownership by low and moderate income households, including building acquisition; new construction and reconstruction; moderate or substantial rehabilitation; homebuyer assistance; and tenant-based rental assistance.  Please click on this link for information on the Multifamily Housing.

Christine Groth Weichart, Assistant Director
(916) 440-1393

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

If you are homeless, or are seeking assistance for a homeless family or individual, please contact Sacramento Steps Forward at (916) 856-4750.  If you are in the City of Sacramento between Front and 16th/H and L Streets, please contact the Downtown Partnership's Clean and Safe Program at (916) 442-2200.

The ESG program provides homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. ESG funds can be used for a variety of activities, including rehabilitation or remodeling of a building used as a new shelter; operations and maintenance of a facility; essential supportive services; and homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. 

The Homlessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) was a one-time, short-term program funded by the 2009 Federal stimulus bill.  HPRP focused on rapidly tranistioning households out of homelessness and preventing at-risk house households from entering homelessness.  In slightly more than two years of operation, the program exceeded expectations; the original goal was to house or assit 1,800 familes. The goal was met only 15 months into the program.  At the completion of the program in May 2012, a total of 2,400 households were assisted.

HPRP Video

Geoffrey Ross, Program Manager, SHRA
(916) 440-1393

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The HOPWA program provides grant funds to design long-term, comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low and moderate income people living with HIV/AIDS. Eligible HOPWA activities are acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of housing, rental assistance and related supportive services.

The City of Sacramento is the recipient of HOPWA funds on behalf of Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo counties. However, by agreement between the City and the Counties, SHRA administers the HOPWA funds on their behalf.

Geoffrey Ross, Program Manager, SHRA
(916) 440-1393

Persons living with HIV/AIDS face a number of challenges that are often amplified by stigma and discrimination associated with the virus. To many, discrimination acts as a barrier to meeting basic needs such as shelter.  Please click on this link:  Housing Discrimination Because of AIDS/HIV is Illegal [] for resources on how to obtain assistance.