State housing officials say Elk Grove broke state law, employed double standards and failed to fulfill its own goals of promoting and providing affordable housing stock when it rejected plans for low-income apartments in the city’s Old Town in July.


“Elk Grove has to do better,” said Kendra Lewis, Sacramento Housing Alliance executive director, in July. “The city of Elk Grove had the opportunity to take 67 people off the street and that project was killed not because it did not have enough funding or there were structural or design problems. It was because people didn’t want it.”

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