The Promise Zone designation will create a partnership between federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of Sacramento’s most vulnerable areas. The news conference will take place at the 6th Street overpass in the downtown Railyards.
City and County officials will join U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal at the news conference including Mayor Kevin Johnson, Supervisor Phil Serna, SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier and other Promise Zone key partners.
Sacramento is one of only eight new Promise Zones in the country announced today from 123 applicants in 36 states, including Washington DC and Puerto Rico, and the only recipient in Northern California.
As a Promise Zone, Sacramento will receive significant benefits including priority access to federal investments that further local strategic plans, federal staff on the ground to help implement goals, and five full time AmeriCorps VISTA members to recruit and manage volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the Promise Zone initiatives.
NOTE: Entrance for media is at the corner of 6th and H Street. Gate will open at 12 noon. Public parking located at 7th and G Street.
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Public Information Officer, SHRA
801 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-1355 direct
(916) 492-2557 fax
ajones (at) shra (dot) org