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 amy@gspt.org.

Space is very limited – walk in’s discouraged. To participate online, link to https://vimeo.com/322354275 on April 16, at 11:30 am

To view past program – go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_v9puL5ME&list=PL5dEwlCC642oh1uQMbr0mMnaj_vhAn4ak


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.


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.


Lanterman Housing Alliance, in partnership with Corporation for Supportive Housing and the State Council continue to work on producing the final product of the Strategic Housing Framework.

Although the data from the housing survey is now being tallied you can still provide your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/distribute-lha-survey

This has been a very difficult task, to identify real and achievable goals on how to produce more affordable and quality housing and housing resources for Californians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).

Please take the survey. Thank you!