SHRA provides funding for a variety of neighborhood based community programs and projects which are described below. For more information or for questions, contact the Federal Programs Division at 916-440-1393.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Available (NOFA)
Larger projects are approved by the governing boards throughout the year. However, for smaller projects community organizations (nonprofits, park districts, water districts, schools, etc.) have the opportunity to apply for funding in support of capital needs for facilities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents through the Small Projects Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
As funds are available, SHRA releases a NOFA to solicit applications for CDBG funded public improvement projects within the City and County of Sacramento. Funding requests can range between $25,000 and $100,000 and must be for specific eligible activities which include the improvement, construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction or installation of public facilities. Acquisition of real property may also be eligible. The project must benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Eligible applicants can be either government entities or non-profit organizations.
To receive notification when a NOFA is released, please sign up for the HUD Grant Program Announcements and Updates.
The 2020 CDBG NOFA is now available. For more information please go to https://www.shra.org/doing-business-with-shra/. Scroll down and select Notice of Funding Availability.
SHRA held a Grant Writing Workshop on November 30, 2020, click here for the presentation.
In 2015, a large section of Sacramento was designated as a “Promise Zone” by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Promise Zone designation allows for the coordination of activities and resources to assist the low-income neighborhoods that comprise the Promise Zone. For more information on activities and resources in the Promise Zone, visit their website linked below.
Meals on Wheels serves seniors 60 years of age or better in the City and County of Sacramento. Meals on Wheels helps keep seniors in their homes and communities by providing nutritious meals, safety net services, social contact, community resource information and much more. On average over 2,000 seniors participate in these programs in each weekday.
Congregate Meal Program – Healthy and nutritious meals are served at 20 community locations where seniors can join together and dine with others. Transportation to the sites may also be available. Contact ACC for more information by calling (916) 393-9026 (x 342).
Home-Delivered Meals are available to homebound seniors unable to come to a congregate site who must meet specific eligibility requirements.
For more information contact ACC using one of the methods below:
Phone: (916) 444-9533 or (877) 434-8075
TTY: 777 or 1-800-735-2929
Meals on Wheels by ACC website: http://mowsac.org/
Fair Housing Resources and Renter's Helpline
Federal Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
FHEO, a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
To obtain assistance contact FHEO using one of the methods below:
Phone – 800 – 669-9777
TTY: 800 – 927-9275
Website link – Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
State of California Department of Employment and Fair Housing (DFEH)
DFEH is an agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws whose mission is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.
To obtain assistance contact DFEH using one of the methods below:
Phone – 800 – 884-1684
TTY: 800 – 700-2320
Website Link – California Department of Employment and Fair Housing (DFEH)
Email for general questions firstname.lastname@example.org and they will respond within two business days.
Email/phone for disability accommodations email@example.com or call 844-541-2877.
The Renters Helpline provides telephone counseling and mediation services for Sacramento County residents in a housing crisis or dispute. The program counselors deal directly with concerns regarding landlord-tenant disputes and help refer fair housing issues to the appropriate agency.
To contact the Renter’s Helpline, use one of the methods below:
Phone: 916-389-7877 or 1-800-500-4931
TTY: 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to the Renters Helpline.
Renter’s Helpline website link: Renters Helpline
Sacramento Valley – Fair Housing Collaborative
The Sacramento Valley – Fair Housing Collaborative is a regional collaboration to develop an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) which will identify impediments for fair housing choice and provide goals to resolve them.
For more information, please go to their website.