Saturday, April 02, 2011

Congregated Homeless Housing

As reported by the Sacramento Press, this 150 unit midrise at Seventh & H will have 75 units for the homeless or formerly homeless, an issue we wrote an article about in 2008 which was published in the Sacramento Bee, and is posted to our website news page as a May 12, 2008 Press Release.

An excerpt from the Sacramento Press article.

“Construction has begun on Sacramento's newest single-resident occupancy building downtown.

“On Monday, a backhoe operator and other construction workers continued demolishing an old foundation at Seventh and H streets. The eight-story, 150-unit mid-rise being built there by Mercy Housing is the first new structure going up in the railyards redevelopment project area.

“Once completed, the $47.4 million affordable housing project, known simply as “Seventh & H,” will be one of the city's largest permanent supportive housing projects. Half of the units will be reserved for homeless or recently homeless people, and the rest is aimed at downtown workers making $20,000 to $25,000 a year.”