The archive for all of HACSJ & DCDC news, press releases, and announcements in one place.
Throughout California, many households are struggling to afford rent. Due to a decrease in incomes, and rental rates skyrocketing across the country, some households simply aren’t making enough to keep up. According to the federal government, if a tenant pays 30% or less of their income towards rent, it is considered affordable. Otherwise, it is deemed a rent burden, an issue that especially affects low to moderate income households. As the median family income for San Joaquin County is $74,000 – a decrease of $1,000 from 2020 – this means that rents are out of reach for the most financially insecure families.
‘You’re safe’ | 11 pre-manufactured homes built for homeless in Stockton 11 pre-manufactured homes have been built for the homeless in South Stockton. Called Turnpike Commons, the $4 million project was funded with HEAP or Homeless Emergency Aid Program funds from the state, as well as a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Stockton and a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin, Stockton low income housing non-profit S.T.A.N.D., Central Valley Low Income Housing Corp. and Stockton Shelter for the Homeless collaborated to make the project on Turnpike Road happen. Read
HEAP Funds Providing Homes for the Homeless Stockton, CA – The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin (H.A.C.S.J.), in partnership with S.T.A.N.D, Central Valley Low Income Housing Corp. (C.V.L.I.H.C.), and Stockton Shelter for the Homeless (S.S.H.) have partnered to create Turnpike Commons, an 11-unit permanent supportive housing development for families transitioning from homelessness. The project utilized pre-manufactured housing ranging from 480 to 889 square feet to effectively reduce costs and construction times. To celebrate the completion of Turnpike Commons, the H.A.C.S.J. and its partners will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a tour of the property, on Wednesday,
On Wednesday, a ribbon-cutting event took place to celebrate the completion of the third phase of the new and affordable Crossway Residences project to support those in need. The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (HACSJ) and the San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (SJCBHS) partnered together to convert former HACSJ’s administrative offices into studio apartments for the clients of SJCBHS.
The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin has adopted a Landlord Incentive Program to encourage landlords to rent residential property to homeless Veterans through the Authority’s HUD-VASH rental assistance program. Funding for the Landlord Incentive Program is made possible through a grant award authorized by the City of Stockton to appropriate funding from the State of California’s Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP).
The Housing Authority County of San Joaquin (“Authority”) has begun accepting referrals to issue vouchers to provide permanent rental assistance to up to 100 families and individuals, as funding permits, who are participating in a Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, Emergency Solutions Grants program, or a homeless program in San Joaquin County.
California Housing Partnership has just released a new 2021 report which documents the urgency and value of affordable housing preservation efforts statewide. According to this report, “California has already lost 18,043 subsidized affordable rental homes and another 6,785 subsidized affordable rental homes are at risk of market rate conversion as soon as next year. These homes house thousands of low-income seniors, families and individuals and can be found in 35 of California’s 55 counties.”
This year, 25 Sierra Vista youths will have the chance to learn rowing and swimming skills thanks to a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. This special opportunity, dubbed Row & Rise Together, will bring the full-body, low-impact sport to youth in the public housing complex, with assistance from Delta Sculling Center.