FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2019

 

SACRAMENTO – While California’s housing crisis continues to crush the poor, a new study shows that funding for affordable housing production and preservation in Sacramento County over the last decade has dramatically plummeted amid a local shortfall of more than 60,000 affordable homes and apartments.

The Sacramento Housing Alliance and Sacramento Area Congregations Together will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 21, in front of City Hall at 1 p.m., to discuss the findings contained in the 2019 Sacramento County Emergency Housing Update. In addition, speakers will address the failure thus far to include any funds for affordable housing in the City of Sacramento’s new budget, despite last year’s passage of Measure