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:

Housing Now in the News

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.'”

April 16:  Webinar/Workshop on Unique Issues for Special Needs Trust in California and CalABLE

April 16 at 11:30 am  – 1:00 pm PST

The Webinar will discuss the basics of the ABLE Act and how practitioners can partner with CalABLE. A series of case studies will show how a special needs trust tied to an ABLE Account can get the best of all worlds in many cases. The presentation will be one hour followed by 30 minutes for Q&A. 

To attend the workshop in person at the Dale Law Firm, 127 Aspen Drive, Pacheco, CA , please register by sending your contact information to

Space is very limited – walk in’s discouraged. To participate online, link to on April 16, at 11:30 am

To view past program – go to


California State Council for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is seeking comments on the Strategic Framework for Housing for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. These comments are due by January 31, 2019.

See the framework:

Housing is so important for human health and safety. There is a tremendous need for more housing opportunities that are affordable and accessible. Please take some time and give feedback on this framework!

Financial Education Workshops on Their Way!

Thanks to US Bank and Banner Bank Housing Now will be conducting several financial education workshops in 2019.  These workshops will be held at apartment complexes, schools and other locations.

Housing Now believes it is important for people to plan for their housing future and prepare accurate budgets so they can make ends meet and qualify for secure, future, housing.

Housing Now also believes that it is important to have financial education for those already in housing, that may be at the risk of homelessness.

Stay tuned for more details.