WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — WHAT: In a historic event of its kind for Sacramento, a contingent of more than 30 federal partners from a variety of departments and programs will visit Sacramento to see firsthand how they can fill the gap of need for local partners that are working to enhance the lives of residents in the Promise Zone. Hosted by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency which is the lead entity administering the Promise Zone initiative, the group will visit the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative where a formerly shuttered school has been reopened as a one-stop shop where more than 20 resource providers can connect with clients to access services.

WHEN:           Thursday, October 27 | 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:        Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative
4625 44th Street, Sacramento 95820

WHO: Federal partners include the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); US Department of Education; US Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Federal Highway Administration Small Business Administration, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and more.

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

WHY:  On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that Sacramento received a Promise Zone designation. The Promise Zone designation creates 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. Sacramento is one of eight Promise Zones in the country, one of four in California (two in Los Angeles, and one San Diego). As a Promise Zone, Sacramento receives 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 partners. The Sacramento Promise Zone area encompasses neighborhoods in Sacramento that have demonstrated need, but also have the capacity for positive neighborhood change due to the history and current levels of investment and community engagement. In the past 18 months, Sacramento has leverage over $50 million in federal assistance to Promise Zone partners.

Interviews: Federal representatives, Promise Zone officials, resource providers.*

Photo Ops: Tour the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative; resource providers serving clients, map for self-guided route of Promise Zone area*

*Media are invited to cover a meeting where the federal and local partners will discuss what assistance and resources are underutilized as potential opportunities; eligibility for funding, and how to access resources. 1 p.m. at Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, 925 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento 95814.

Angela Jones, Public Information Officer
(916) 440-1355 office
(916) 919-3090 cell
ajones (at) shra (dot) org


The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) envisions a community where all neighborhoods are excellent places to live, work and do business and all people have access to decent, safe affordable housing.

Created under a Joint Powers Agency agreement on April 20, 1982 by the Sacramento City Council and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, SHRA brings together financial resources and staff expertise to revitalize lower income communities, create affordable housing opportunities, and serve our public housing residents.


Phone: (916) 440-1390
Fax: (916) 449-1285

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