Sacramento County continues to commit funding and services aimed at helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our neighborhoods with compassion and dignity and promoting smart strategies and coordination.
On Jan. 29, the Board of Supervisors approved two State applications for the Sunrise Pointe and Capitol Park Hotel No Place Like Home (NPLH) developments to address homelessness in the region. If successful, these developments would result in 180 units of permanent housing for persons experiencing homelessness, of which 87 would be NPLH units reserved for people experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness. In the co-applications, the County and development sponsors will compete for a total of $12.7 million, with $2.8 million coming from the County’s noncompetitive allocation. The County commits to provide services for 20 years to the NPLH tenants.
The State’s No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program, enacted in 2016 through Assembly Bills 1618 and 1628 and approved by voters on Nov. 6, 2018, as Proposition 2, provides $2 billion in bond funding statewide for new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for people who are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or who are at risk of becoming chronically homeless, and who are living with a serious mental illness and are in need of mental health services. State bonds will be repaid through the diversion of Sacramento County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding.
“This action is important for several reasons, but mostly because it will result in permanent housing and services for individuals and families in our County who are homeless and coping with serious mental illness. By utilizing our Mental Health Services Act funds for these services to support this housing, we will see this benefit for many years to come,” said Sacramento County Board Chair Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor for District 2.
Sacramento County Board-approved NPLH development co-applications:
- Sunrise Pointe is proposed to be located at 7424 Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights and consists of 47 one- two- and three-bedroom units. Of these, 22 will be NPLH designated units. All units will serve families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Of the NPLH units, 40 percent will be allocated to the category of chronically homeless, and 30 percent each to categories of homeless and at risk of chronic homelessness.
- Capitol Park Hotel is proposed to be located at 1125 9th Street in downtown Sacramento. This development will be an acquisition and rehabilitation of a historic building and will include 134 units for households experiencing homelessness. Of these, 65 will be NPLH designated units. Of the 65 NPLH units, 40 percent will be allocated to the category of chronically homeless, and 30 percent each to categories of homeless and at risk of chronic homelessness.
*All units will be awarded Project Based Vouchers for households experiencing homelessness*
“I credit collaboration and commitment for these two strong applications. Sacramento County and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) have worked together over the past months to weave the necessary funding together, developers have identified sites and sought funding and local approvals, and the cities have shown their strong support for new housing solutions. We look forward to the next phases of work, particularly when we can begin to move families and individuals into their new homes at the completion of construction,” said Cindy Cavanaugh, director of Homeless Initiatives.
Sacramento County is working towards the goal of ending homelessness and ensuring every person that wants care, shelter and services receives them. For more information on the County’s efforts, visit our Responding to Homelessness