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.

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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.

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