In an effort to accommodate 400 local residents in need, a first-of-its-kind affordable housing project broke ground last March in unincorporated South Sacramento. Four agencies are teaming up for the first time to build Cornerstone, a state-of-the-art mixed-housing community for low-income individuals and families.
The project will combine 18 single-family homes, built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, with 108 multifamily apartment units built by Mutual Housing California (MHC). This new community is going up on a 2.25 acre-long rectangular lot, located at 44th Street and Highway 99, in the Nicholas Park neighborhood of unincorporated Sacramento County.
“The Cornerstone project is a game changer for South Sacramento,” said Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy. “In one high-quality project you will see housing opportunities for low-income residents, permanent supportive housing for previously unhoused neighbors, and low-income home ownership opportunities through Habitat for Humanity,” he told SN&R. “It’s a win/win/win.”