Other Resident Resources
Listed below are a variety of additional resources that may be useful for both Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants
Health Care Resources
The Steven M. Thompson Community Medical Clinic at Alder Grove, operated by Elica, serves residents of Alder Grove, Marina Vista and the nearby community. The Clinic provides Primary Care Services and will refer patients to other services and resources as needed. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm and are located at 752B Revere Street in the Alder Grove Community. For more information contact Elica about their services at (855) 354-2242.
Community Car Share Program
Cars are available for use by residents of Alder Grove, Edgewater, and Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill. The first 300 qualifying members will receive a free membership and will be able to use the cars for FREE for shopping, medical appointments, job interviews, etc up to three times a week, three hours per day! To sign up or for more information please visit use this link.
Connect Card is an electronic transit faire payment system which allow transit users to purchase a faire online and use the ConnectCard for transportation with a variety of agencies. This eliminates the need to carry cash or use transfers for different service providers. Currently the following agencies are participating: Sacramento Regional Transit, El Dorado Transit, E-tran, Folsom Stage Line, Placer County Transit, Roseville Transit, SCT/Link Yolo Bus and Yuba Sutter transit. For more information use this link.
Meals on Wheels by ACC 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. Meals are healthy and nutritious and are served at 20 community locations where seniors can join together and dine with others. For eligible homebound seniors, meals can be delivered directly to the home.
Click here to find a congregate meal site near you. 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.
To receive more information about home-delivered meals 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 link
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is open to families participating in both the Public Housing Program and the Housing Choice Voucher Program who are seeking to increase employment opportunities, education and financial stability. The objective of this program is to assist these families in obtaining employment that will allow them to become self-sufficient, that is, not dependent on public assistance. Program participants entering the FSS program work with a case manager to develop goals that will, over a 5-year period, lead to self-sufficiency. These goals may include education, specialized training, job readiness and job placement services, or career advancement objectives. Once goals are established, each participant signs a contract confirming their commitment to meeting these goals. Upon successful achievement of all goals outlined in the contract, the family becomes eligible to receive funds deposited into an escrow account on their behalf throughout the family’s participation in the FSS program. The amount of escrow in the account is based on increases in the family’s earned income during the term of the FSS contract. Participants have utilized these funds to purchase a home, fund additional educational activities, or other activities designed to facilitate their transition to full employment and financial self-sufficiency. For more information, contact us at (916) 449-6250.
Resident Trainee Program
The Resident Training Program was designed as a resource for Public Housing residents to move towards self-sufficiency through on-the-job training in the clerical, janitorial and painting disciplines. The program emphasizes not only technical skills such as office skills, and proper ways to clean and paint, but how to become a reliable, productive employee that has a positive work ethic and is well positioned to function in a professional work environment.
During the two-year program, trainees work in Agency offices, or paint/clean vacant public housing units and common areas in public housing complexes. To qualify for the program, Housing Authority residents must have a valid California driver’s license and be able to pass a DMV and criminal background check. Applications are accepted continuously and positions are filled as trainees graduate or otherwise leave the program. If you are interested in applying, go to any Housing Management office and request an application. Completed applications may be returned to any Housing Management office. For more information, contact us at (916) 449-6250.
The Service Coordination program is open to Public Housing Residents ages 18 to 61. The program provides coordination services and resources to meet the specific needs of individual families. Coordination of various services enables participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. For more information, contact us at (916) 449-6250.
High School Diploma Classes
Highlands Community Charter School offers classes for adults interested in obtaining their high school diploma. Classes take place Monday through Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Friday 8:30 to noon from September through May. Classes are held in the Marina Vista Community Room at 30 Seavey Circle. Stop by the Marina Vista Jobs Plus office at 249 Seavey Circle or the Jobs Plus Office at Alder Grove 752B Revere Street to sign up or for more information. You can begin working on your diploma at any time. Highlands motto is “It’s never too late to graduate!”
Fair Housing Resources/Renters Helpline
The Renters Helpline provides telephone counseling and mediation services for residents of Sacramento County and all incorporated cities to help resolve 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.
Federal Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
The 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)
The DFEH is a state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of DFEH 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.
General Information and Referral Service
For additional information about other community resources not listed here use this link to contact 211 Sacramento or 916-498-1000.