With Yamanee approved, here are five things to know

May 13, 2016

By Ben van der Meer

Sacramento Business Journal

As always when a big project gets approved, the story doesn’t end but just enters a new chapter. With 14-story Yamanee having a green light to build in midtown Sacramento from the city’s planning commission, here are five future plot lines to watch.

Read the article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2016/05/13/with-yamanee-approved-here-arefive-things-to-know.html?ana=twt

ECOS endorses campaign for a just Affordable Housing Ordinance

July 28, 2015

At our Board of Directors meeting last night, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) voted to endorse the campaign currently led by ECOS member the Sacramento Housing Alliance, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Area Congregations Together (ACT) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 for a just affordable housing ordinance in the City of Sacramento. Sacramento’s Mixed-Income Housing ordinance is slated for changes, and has much plenty of room for improvement. Let’s work on a solution together! The city council will discuss the changes next on September 1st, 2015 at City Hall, 915 I Street.

Read more about the latest proposed changes to the City of Sacramento’s Mixed Income Housing Ordinance in this Sacramento News and Review article, published on July 23, 2015:
https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/segregation-039-will-happen-if/content?oid=17653788

 

Sacramento Housing Alliance Hosts Housing Messaging Workshop 7/22/15

The Sacramento Housing Alliance, a member of ECOS, is hosting a free workshop on July 22, 2015 to learn how to talk about housing. As the city of Sacramento looks at revising its Mixed Income Housing Ordinance, the Sacramento Housing Alliance is offering this timely chance to learn effective ways to discuss and frame affordable housing issues. Register to save yourself a space at this valuable workshop, so you too can be ready to advocate for a just affordable housing ordinance in Sacramento. To register and learn more about the workshop, please click here.

Mutual Housing California Achieves Zero Net Energy in Woodland

Congratulations to ECOS Member organization Mutual Housing California for being the first multi-family affordable rental development in the nation to receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes certification. California Housing Partnership Corporation’s (CHPC) Green Rental Home Energy Efficiency Network released a case study that highlights Mutual Housing’s success in designing Spring Lake, a 62-unit development for farmworkers in Woodland.

Spring Lake produces as much energy as they use, and has reached between 36.5% and 40.8% above 2008 Title 24 energy requirements.  The property received $5.5 million in permanent funding from the USDA by committing to Zero Net Efficiency.