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If you’d like to learn more, get engaged, and connect with others, check out these housing affordability resources developed with our partners and advisors.

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LEARN MORE

Bring California Home  

ChangeLab Solutions Block Project

Closing California’s Housing Gap 

How Housing Matters 

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Sacramento County Renters in Crisis: A Call for Action 

Urban’s Guide to the Cost of Affordable Housing

CONNECT

Here's a list of organizations working on housing affordability issues.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 

California Housing Partnership Corporation 

Housing California 

Local Government Commission 

Make Room USA 

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

Sacramento Housing Alliance 

Sacramento Housing Data Hub

We Are Apartments 

 

A DEEPER READ 

Recommendations from our project partner, the Sacramento Public Library:

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond  

Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel – Christopher P. Dum

Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net – Josephine Ensign  

DownTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless – Susan Madden Lankford 

The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives – Sasha Abramsky  

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein 

House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond – Paul Boden 

 

Want to have a conversation with youth about homelessness?

Here are some book suggestions:

The double life of Zoe Flynn by Janet Lee Carey (Children’s Fiction)

The exact location of home by Kate Messner (Children’s Fiction)

The girl in between by Sarah Carroll (Teen Fiction)

Homelessness and families by H. W. Poole (Teen Non-Fiction)

No place by Todd Strasser (Teen Fiction)

The secret life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen (Children’s Fiction)

Still a family by Brenda Reeves Sturgis (Picture Book)

Yard sale by Eve Bunting (Picture Book)

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