The project has two kinds of housing. About a third of the 90 units will be for low-income families who can’t afford rent elsewhere. The rest are set aside for those without a roof at all. Rachel Iskow is with the Sacramento Mutual Housing Association, which is building the project.
Iskow: “Really, to get off the street, people need shelter. And so there is no requirement in terms of a person’s position in life, their income, their health or mental health, in order to get in the housing.”
Iskow says it’s part of the Sacramento region’s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness: get the homeless into housing first and then offer services to get them back on their feet. The project is funded by federal stimulus funds and Proposition 63, the voter-approved initiative that funds mental health programs. It’s set for completion in the fall of 2011.