Policy Priorities

Below is a brief description of each of our priorities.
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The Veterans and Affordable
Housing Bond Act

SHA was our region’s lead advocate in a statewide campaign to place the $4 billion Veterans and Affordable Housing Act (VAHA) on the November 2018 ballot. VAHA dedicates funding to help military veterans have homes, provide stable housing for struggling families, and build affordable homes for our most vulnerable residents.

Sacramento Community Stabilization
and Fair Rent Charter Amendment

Excessive rent increases result in increasing numbers of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Without protection from extreme rent increases or no-fault evictions, displaced Sacramento tenants are forced to relocate but because of the housing shortage, are unable to find safe, healthy housing at affordable rent levels.

Home as the Solution to Homelessness:
Driving the Narrative

Research and experience overwhelmingly support three solutions to homelessness: rent subsidies, permanent supportive housing, and placing people in housing as quickly as possible. Each of these investments in permanent homes are effective, cost-efficient methods to reduce homelessness.

A Competitive Sacramento:
Local and State Funding Programs

SHA monitors the administration of local funding programs to ensure resources are administered effectively and targeted equitably. We collect and publish data on Sacramento’s housing needs, advocate for alignment between local and state programs, and highlight to decision-makers the success stories of funding programs that have created housing opportunities throughout Sacramento.

Strong Local Affordable
Housing Programs and Policies

Enforcing and strengthening existing local and state policies is the lynchpin to ensuring local governments provide opportunities for the development of affordable housing and that low-income people and families are not segregated within communities or excluded from parts of our region. SHA works with jurisdictions across the region to implement, monitor, and evolve their housing policies and programs.

Building Partnerships

Since 1989, our work has been accomplished by founding, fostering, and participating in community partnerships. SHA includes approximately 70 members (individual and organizational) and works with local nonprofit organizations, faith groups, tenants, homeowners, and developers across the region.

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Community Advocacy

Expert and determined advocacy will create the housing solutions our region desperately needs. Our board and staff of community leaders, seasoned advocates, and affordable housing experts increase public awareness and understanding of our housing catastrophe, while leading the way to real, tangible change.

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Research & Reports

Materials from our affordable housing summit, annual reports, fact sheets, and resource guides written by SHA and our thought partners.

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