Affordable Housing

Here in Sacramento County, we are facing an affordable housing crisis. The organizations and programs listed on this page provide rental assistance, information, and other support to make housing more affordable. Some programs are specifically for older adults while others serve all ages.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

In addition to providing one-room apartments for older adults and persons with disabilities who qualify for HUD subsidies, this community offers communal meals, activities, and other amenities.

Cost: share of cost based on income

Who Is Eligible: must be at least 62 or have a disability and be qualified for HUD subsidies

Address: 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 972-9555

Website: https://einsteincenter.org/

Rancho Cordova provides housing information on the city's official website, including a list of local affordable housing apartment complexes.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone can access information

Address: 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone: (916) 851-8757

Email: sheisler@cityofranchocordova.org

Website: https://www.cityofranchocordova.org/departments/housing

This non-profit community housing development organization builds and manages subsidized housing communities for low- and moderate-income individuals, families, and older adults.

Cost: share of rent based on income

Who Is Eligible: must meet financial eligibility requirements

Address: see website for locations

Phone: (707) 759-6043 (main office); see website for contact information for specific communities

Email: info@chochousing.org

Website: https://www.chochousing.org/

Eskaton manages several affordable senior housing communities in Sacramento County and the surrounding area.

Cost: share of cost based on income

Who Is Eligible: must meet financial and other eligibility requirements, contact community or see website for details

Address: various locations listed on the website

Website: https://www.eskaton.org/affordable-housing

This non-profit organization matches people looking to share housing to save money, give and receive help, and enjoy companionship. They provide screening, background checks, and ongoing support to ensure the matches are successful.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 4305 Roosevelt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: (916) 360-0074

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.homeshareamericanriver.org/

This non-profit organization builds and operates affordable communities serving low-income older adults, families, and people who have experienced homelessness.

Cost: share of rent is based on household income

Who Is Eligible: must meet income eligibility requirements, some communities have age or other requirements

Address: 2512 River Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95833

Phone: (916) 414-4400

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.mercyhousing.org/california/

Note: each community keeps its own waiting list

This non-profit organization develops and operates affordable housing. Some communities are specifically for older residents while others are open to individual and families of all ages. Their new community, Lavendar Courtyard, was designed to offer an affirming environment for LGBTQ older adults.

Cost: share of cost based on income

Who Is Eligible: must meet financial eligibility requirements; some communities have additional requirements

Address: see website for locations

Phone: (916) 453-8400 (main number); see website for contact information for specific communities

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: http://www.mutualhousing.com/

This national non-profit organization operates several affordable senior housing communities in Sacramento County, including Pioneer Towers in downtown Sacramento and Diakonia Housing in Rancho Cordova.

Cost: share of cost based on income

Who Is Eligible: must meet financial eligibility requirements; some communities also have age and/or disability requirements

Address: see website for locations and contact information for specific communities

Phone: 562-257-5100 (main office); see website for contact information for specific communities

Email: info@rhf.org

Website: https://www.rhf.org/

SHRA provides information about affordable housing options, including an affordable rental housing list.

Cost: information is free; costs vary by program

Who Is Eligible: eligibility requirements vary by program

Address: 630 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 440-1390

Website: https://www.shra.org/other-affordable-housing-options/

This program, formerly known as Section 8, assists low-income individuals and families of all ages through vouchers that can be used to pay a portion of rent in the private rental housing market.

Cost: renters pay a share of the rent

Who Is Eligible: must meet income qualifications, see website or contact program for details; not all eligible applicants receive vouchers

Address: 630 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 440-1390

Website: https://www.shra.org/housing-choice-voucher-program/

SHRA manages over 3,000 public housing units that are rented to eligible tenants at affordable rates.

Cost: renters pay a share of the rent

Who Is Eligible: must meet income qualifications, see website or contact program for details; not all eligible applicants receive housing

Address: 630 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 440-1390

Website: https://www.shra.org/shra-housing-programs/public-housing-program-frequently-asked-questions-faq/

This non-profit organization helps individuals and families who do not have sufficient financial resources to afford adequate housing. Their programs include housing counseling and advocacy as well as temporary and permanent housing for people who have or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Their website provides lists of senior housing options.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: varies by program, see website or contact program for details

Address: PO Box 188445, Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone: (916) 341-0593

Email: info@sachelp.org

Website: https://www.sacselfhelp.org/

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