Mutual Housing California
Mutual Housing California's mission is to develop, operate, and advocate for sustainable housing that builds strong communities through resident participation and leadership development. We formed a partnership of neighborhood residents, businesses, advocates, and local government to improve housing opportunities for low-income households. We build new multifamily housing developments on vacant infill lots. We also acquire unsafe, deteriorating housing and restore them physically and socially.
8001 Fruitridge Rd., Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95820
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Housing, Shelter|
|Sub NTEE:||Housing Development, Construction & Management|
- Operational funding for costs associated with continuing green building design and practices - $50,000.
- Funding to support new Culture of College initiative - $200,000.
- Funding and mentors for leadership development activities - $50,000.
- Volunteers for after school tutoring programs.
'The 69 one-, two- and three-bedroom, below-market rate rental units are affordable for families with low-incomes. They range in size from 667 to 1,131 square feet. Operable windows allow for natural ventilation, and each apartment has a patio and large south-facing sliding glass doors. An outside fresh-air intake on the south side of every apartment, feeds fresh air into the HVAC system through MERV 11 filters. A 190kW PV system provides about 80 percent of the electricity need for all units, producing the highest volume of solar energy of any privately owned property in the City of Davis. The complex also boasts art sculptures, a beautiful community garden, community center, and a state-of-the-art playground. The xeriscaping features native plants, trees, and heavy mulching which greatly reduce long-term landscaping maintenance costs and watering requirement. All the homes are provided with free wired internet service, bridging the digital divide by avoiding the need for low-income families to pay or travel off-site for service.'
Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing, Executive Director