Several affordable housing projects on the way in Sacramento

Several affordable housing projects in the works, but Sacramento still has a long way to go

The city’s eight-year plan calls for nearly 17,000 new units by 2029

Updated: 7:18 PM PDT Oct 25, 2022

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STREET AND RICHARDS BOULEVARD, HERE. THIS THE SITE OF THE OLD TWIN RIVERS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. — THIS IS BOULEVARD, THE SITE OF THE OLD TWIN RIVERS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. IT’S NOW CALLED MIRASOL VILLAGE. THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PHASES HAPPENING FOR THE $300 MILLION PROJECT IN RIVER DISTRICT. TAKE A LOOK HERE RIGHT HERE, THIS BUILDING IS FINISHED AND RESIDENTS HAVE ALREADY MOVED IN. BUT THEN RIGHT ACROSS THE WAY TO THE NORTH, THERE ARE SOME UNITS THAT ARE STILL BEING BUILT AND ALMOST READY TO GO. AND STILL OTHERS HAVE A LOT OF WORK LEFT TO DO. WE SAW WORKERS RAISING MORE EQUIPMENT TO WORK ON THE ROOF, AND TO LIVE HERE THOUGH, AT THIS FACILITY, YOUR INCOME HAS TO BE A CERTAIN AMOUNT AT 60% AND 80%, SO THAT VARIES FROM $28,500 TO MORE THAN $46,000 YEAR. MIRASOL VILLAGE IS CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE BUIDLINGS THAT WILL BE READY NEXT YEAR AND IN 2024. REPORTING LIVE, KCRA 3 NEWS. GULSTAN: THAT PROJECT HAS 400 UNITS AND THE CITY APPROVED MORE THAN 800 TODAY, IS THAT ENOUGH? REPORTER: NO, IT IS NOT ENOUGH. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS, OF COURSE, WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING FAMILIES AND FOLKS WITH LOW INCOME INTO HOMES AND DEPARTMENTS. THE CITY DID PUT THIS PLAN INTO PLACE LAST YEAR, AND BASICALLY THE NUMBERS ARE PRETTY HIGH, SO BY 2029, THE CITY HAS TO BUILD 17,000 UNITS TO TAKE CARE OF THE NEED IN SACRAMENTO. GULSTAN: AND YEAH, THOSE ARE BIG NUMBERS, SO WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MEANTIME? WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE COST OF RENT AS IT’S GOING UP AND PEOPLE ARE SPINNING ABOUT HALF THEIR PAYCHECK ON RENT THESE DAYS? REPORTER: RIGHT, REALLY YOU’RE ONLY SUPPOSED TO HAVE 30% OF YOUR INCOME GO TO YOUR RENT, SO WHEN PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS TO PAY THE RENT, THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM HERE. MANY CONDOS AND APARTMENTS BEING BUILT AROUND TOWN, SOME OF THOSE UNITS HAVE TO BE RESERVED FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES, SO THAT WILL PUT A DENT INTO THE PROBLEM, BUT TO MEET THE GROWTH AND MEET THE NEED IN SACRAMENTO, WE BASICALLY NEED 10,000 UNITS EVERY YEAR TO MAKE THA

Several affordable housing projects in the works, but Sacramento still has a long way to go

The city’s eight-year plan calls for nearly 17,000 new units by 2029

KCRA

Updated: 7:18 PM PDT Oct 25, 2022

The City of Sacramento is looking for ways to find and build affordable housing. One project is Mirasol Village at 12th Street and Richards Boulevard. It’s a $300 million project for low-income tenants in the River District. Some residents have already moved into the first completed phase. The development is taking applications for 2023, with more than 400 units available in 2024. To live at Mirasol Village, a tenant would need to meet a percentage of the minimum income requirement. If 60% of income meets $28,500, a tenant would be eligible for a one-bedroom. For a two-bedroom, the requirement is just over $34,000. For the 80% income requirement, it’s $38,700 for a one-bedroom and $46,300 for a two-bedroom unit. Mirasol Village is taking applications for the units available next year and in 2024 .Serna Village and Mercy Housing is an 84-unit housing community on the former site of the McClellan Air Force Base. It has multi-family housing of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments serving the formerly homeless. The waitlist is currently closed.Both the city and the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency call Phoenix Park in south Sacramento an unprecedented $84 million community rebuilding project. They said they turned a troubled neighborhood into a safer community for low-income families and seniors. It is currently full and has no vacancies.The city received a nearly $24 million grant to transform the Best Western at 1100 H Street into 92 units of a permanent supportive housing project called Central Sacramento Studios. It’s expected to open sometime next year.

The City of Sacramento is looking for ways to find and build affordable housing.

One project is Mirasol Village at 12th Street and Richards Boulevard. It’s a $300 million project for low-income tenants in the River District. Some residents have already moved into the first completed phase. The development is taking applications for 2023, with more than 400 units available in 2024.

To live at Mirasol Village, a tenant would need to meet a percentage of the minimum income requirement.

If 60% of income meets $28,500, a tenant would be eligible for a one-bedroom. For a two-bedroom, the requirement is just over $34,000.

For the 80% income requirement, it’s $38,700 for a one-bedroom and $46,300 for a two-bedroom unit.

Mirasol Village is taking applications for the units available next year and in 2024.

Serna Village and Mercy Housing is an 84-unit housing community on the former site of the McClellan Air Force Base. It has multi-family housing of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments serving the formerly homeless. The waitlist is currently closed.

Both the city and the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency call Phoenix Park in south Sacramento an unprecedented $84 million community rebuilding project. They said they turned a troubled neighborhood into a safer community for low-income families and seniors. It is currently full and has no vacancies.

The city received a nearly $24 million grant to transform the Best Western at 1100 H Street into 92 units of a permanent supportive housing project called Central Sacramento Studios. It’s expected to open sometime next year.

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