OUT OF REACH!

NLIHC recently released its annual report, Out of Reach, that documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. The report’s Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. 

In no state can a person working full-time at the federal minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent.

http://nlihc.org/oor/

 

Donations to Housing Now

Housing Now is a non-profit organization serving people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.  We educate people on planning for their housing future.  We assist people with locating housing they can afford in decent and safe neighborhoods.

Housing Now is currently providing financial education workshops, thanks to Banner Bank, to help plan for housing.

Housing Now thrives on grants and donations which keep us going.  Please consider making a donation to Housing Now.  Check out the contact page for mailing information.

Your support goes a long way!

Sacramento: Reducing Homelessness Through Housing Authority Programs

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) administers subsidized housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Conventional Housing Programs.  Currently they serve 50,000 families and have 70,000 families on the wait lists.

The Housing Authorities of the County and City of Sacramento are considering establishing a homeless preference for the HCV and Public Housing programs.  This will impact the priority of families offered subsidized housing assistance from the various waiting lists.

Two public hearings will be offered:

  • Housing Authority of the County March 21st 9:30am at 700 H Street www.saccounty.net
  • Housing Authority of the City March 21st 6:00pm at 915 I Street www.cityofsacramento.org

March 28th Combined County/City meeting with recommendation from SHRA:

March 28th at 6pm at 700 H Street.  Check for status prior to meeting.

Comments can be sent until March 21st to :

SHRA 801 12th Street Sacramento, CA 95814