Sacramento Housing Alliance

aka SHA   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.sachousingalliance.org

Mission

Sacramento Housing Alliance advocates for safe, stable, accessible, and affordable homes in the Sacramento region. SHA builds healthy communities through education, leadership, and policy change.

Ruling year info

1996

Interim Executive Director

Rachel Iskow

Main address

909 12th Street suite 114

Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

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EIN

68-0252305

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A 2019 report by the California Housing Partnership Corporation found that 63,000 very low income and extremely low income households in Sacramento County lack an affordable place to live. These households are at greatest risk of homelessness, with an increasing amount of individuals living in cars, parks and on streets. Renters in Sacramento County need to earn $27.79 per hour on a full time job--2.3 times the State minimum wage--to afford the median asking rent of $1,445. At the same time that housing needs for those with the lowest incomes has grown, financial resources to build affordable housing has declined. Cuts in Federal & State funding have reduced investment in affordable housing in the County by over $46 million annually since 2008, a 68% reduction. Alarmingly, 80% of ELI households in Sacramento County are paying more than half their income on housing costs compared to just 1.9% of moderate income households living in the County, and many are living in unsafe conditions.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Promotion of Affordable Housing and Inclusive, Equitable Communities

SHA promotes local, regional and state housing policies that increase the financing, production and preservation of safe, decent, accessible, and affordable housing in healthy neighborhoods. We promote equitable, inclusive communities, strong fair housing laws and enforcement, proactive preservation of existing housing stock, and strong renter protections.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SHA is responding to these concerns by promoting an increase in the supply of affordable housing; use of publicly owned vacant land for affordable housing; improving the safety and environmental health & sustainability of rental housing; & increased renter protections.

Sacramento Housing Alliance promotes an increase in the supply of high quality, healthy, accessible and sustainable affordable housing, renter protections, and preservation of our aging housing stock. SHA provides education & training and facilitates discussion on the need for affordable housing and housing and program for families experiencing homelessness. We help local residents, community organizations, local government staff and elected officials learn about best practice programs and practices, and help them understand the implications of lack of action in addressing the housing crisis.

SHA promotes:
* permanent low barrier homes as the solution to homelessness,
* inclusive, equitable neighborhoods and mixed income housing (inclusionary) policies,
* linkage fees that ensure that rental housing for low wage workers is constructed as those jobs are added to the local economy,
* proactive rental housing inspection programs that ensure rental housing owners maintain their properties in safe and sanitary condition,
* preservation of existing affordable housing inventory and upgrading of that inventory to improve health and environmental sustainability,
* preservation of neighborhoods through the use of community land trusts and long term regulatory agreements that preserve affordability,
* strong fair housing laws and enforcement to reverse a national and local history of structural racism in real estate practices, homeowner associations and urban planning, and
*housing as a human right.

Sacramento Housing Alliance's staff and board consist of experts in the field housing policy, affordable housing development and finance, services for people experiencing homelessness, urban and rural planning, and communicating about housing issues to diverse audiences. Our volunteers include practicing and retired experts from private industry, nonprofit institutions and local and state government. Our board and staff are sought after speakers and advisors for community organizations, state and local government and private-pubic commissions.

SHA works on contract, often on a pro bono basis, to provide trainings on affordable housing finance and development, housing policies, housing element law and community engagement in housing planning. We advocate for best practice policies and programs and help community residents understand complex policies and proven solutions and help them develop the confidence in presenting policy and program initiatives to policy makers.


Affordable housing is made from more than hammer and nails. It takes engaged and informed residents working in concert with local institutions, policy makers and elected officials. Sacramento Housing Alliance helps facilitate this process with the goal of ensuring all individuals and families in our region have access to safe, affordable and healthy housing.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sacramento Housing Alliance

Board of directors
as of 06/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Cathy Creswell

John Foley

Sacramento Self-Help Housing

Paula Lomazzi

Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee

Stephan Daues

Mercy Housing

Stanley Keasling

At-Large

Ken Cross

former CEO, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity

Tyrone Buckley

CA Dept of Housing &Community Dev

Karen Naungayan

Housing California

Jennifer Fleming

Mercy Housing California

Nur Kausar

Housing California

LaShawnda Barker

Sacramento County

Roberto Jimenez

Mutual Housing California

Tamie Dramer

Organize Sacramento

Valerie Feldman

Public Interest Law Foundation

Alicia Sebastian

Calif Coalition for Rural Housing

Paul Ainger

Visionary Housing

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes