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Sacramento Housing Resources

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento works to eliminate substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. It advocates for fair and just housing policies, and provides training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Address: 819 N. 10th St., Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: 916-440-1215

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Hope Cooperative

Hope Cooperative provides mental health and housing support services to those with mental health challenges in Sacramento County. Its services include intensive case management, supportive housing, life skills education, psychiatric services, therapy, substance use treatment, residential support services, and crisis intervention and other forms of assistance.

Address: 50 Howe Ave., Building 400-A, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-441-0123

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Housing Choice Voucher program

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency administers the Housing Choice Voucher program and other rental assistance programs in Sacramento County. Using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, the program offers eligible participants housing assistance payments. The tenant pays about 30 percent of their income toward rent, and the remainder is subsidized by the government directly to the landlord.

Phone: 916-440-1390

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Sacramento Steps Forward

Sacramento Steps Forward is a nonprofit that works with local, state and federal agencies to fight homelessness. It uses data analytics to improve the community’s response to the issue, increase access to services and advance racial equity. SSF administers the point-in-time count (every two years), which aims to identify the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

Address: 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 385, Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: 916-577-9770

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Mercy Housing

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit and one of the largest affordable housing organizations. It develops, preserves, manages and/or finances affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. It acquires and renovates housing, as well as develops new affordable rental properties.

Local address: 2512 River Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: 916-414-4400

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Mutual Housing California

Mutual Housing California develops, operates, and advocates for sustainable housing that builds strong communities through resident participation and leadership development. Incorporated in 1988, Mutual Housing was formed as a partnership of neighborhood residents, business representatives, housing advocates and local government dedicated to improving housing opportunities for lower income families. They own and operate affordable rental housing communities in Sacramento and Yolo Counties.

Address: 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: 916-453-8400

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Sacramento County Fair Housing Resources

Sacramento County offers guidance on fair housing laws, and the rights of renters and landlords. There are helplines for reporting problems. Learn more on its Fair Housing page, which lists several resources, some of which are included in this directory.

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Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency is a government agency that assists residents in finding various types of affordable housing, and offers guidance for developers and landlords too. To apply for rental assistance, housing or get on a waitlist, visit its website.

Address: 630 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814

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Sacramento Renters Helpline

The Renters Helpline provides telephone counseling and mediation services for Sacramento County residents in a housing crisis or dispute. Program counselors deal with landlord-tenant disputes and help refer fair housing issues to the appropriate agency. The helpline also keeps a database of rental costs, policies and vacancies for more than 300 housing complexes.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 255547, Sacramento, CA 95865

Phone: 916-389-7877 or 800-500-4931

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2-1-1 Sacramento

2-1-1 Sacramento, a program of Community Link Capital Region, is a free, confidential information and referral service that is available 24/7 in more than 200 languages. Housing and homeless services are among its programs. On-call specialists have access to a database of more than 1,600 nonprofit and public agency programs, and will refer callers to services that meet their needs.

Phone: 211


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State and Federal Housing Resources 

State Department of Employment and Fair Housing

The department enforces California’s civil rights laws, which protect people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.

Mailing address: 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: 800-884-1684


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Federal Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHEO administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.

Address: 451 Seventh St, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410

Phone: 800-669-9777

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