WORKSHOP 11/14/2019

Housing Now is hosting a workshop on November 14th 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

If you missed this workshop last month, please join Patti Uplinger, Executive Director of Housing Now and Virginia Perez from Renter’s Helpline.
This workshop is for Direct Service Providers, Trainers, and Case Managers and contains valuable information and resources needed to assist and support our clients with their housing needs.
If you or any of your staff members would like to attend contact Anna directly at the phone number or email listed.
If you have already registered, thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 14th!

Anna B. Nelson
On My Own Independent Living Services
Cell: (916) 792-0800
Office: (916) 726-0792 ext. 128

SURVEY on Housing needs from CA Department of Housing and Community Development

The CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wants your input on housing needs in our communities. Please complete the survey (also available in Spanish) and share with individuals you serve, as they are looking for input from a broad array of sources. See the email below for more information!

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and give input regarding your community’s needs. You can take the survey more than once if you have more than one role in your community (for example, you work for an organization that provides both health services and housing services). The survey will only be available until October 1, 2019, so please share your input now!
All survey responses are anonymous.If you have questions or would like to speak with somebody about the Consolidated Plan, please visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website at www.hcd.ca.gov or call (916) 263-7400.

Survey HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S72S3BK

Strong Words From Mayor Steinberg

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is calling for an enforceable statewide “right to shelter” mandate that would require communities to have enough shelter space or other housing to accommodate their homeless populations, a strategy modeled after a decades-long program in New York City.

The “right to shelter” mandate will pool millions of dollars for housing and establish a legal requirement requiring that a homeless individual or family accept housing when available.

Read the full article here: https://www.sacbee.com/article232781027.html

Housing Now in the News

https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/out-alone/content?oid=28401669

Out and alone: Three-day eviction notice puts disabled man into homelessness as city’s rental crisis intensifies

“Last week, Housing Now’s Patti Uplinger told SN&R the situation for disabled renters is, generally, as challenging as ever.

‘I just read the report that Sacramento came in as one of the highest cities in the nation for year-to-year rent hikes, for the third year in a row,” Uplinger said. “I can just look back to last October when I was working with Sacramento Self-Help Housing to get people into the county’s shelter system. Most of the people we took off the streets, and off the river, were seniors with disabilities.'”