Mutual Housing Fast Facts

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Mutual Housing California:

• Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1988
• Operates 19 mutual housing communities in Sacramento and Yolo counties
• Has 1,070 apartments/mobile home spaces for people of modest means
• Houses 3,000+ residents, nearly half of whom are children, at rents below market rate
• In 2011, completed construction of its first permanent housing for the homeless and disabled
• Opened its newest community, Mutual Housing at Spring Lake – 1st nationally certified zero net energy ready rental housing in the nation – in Woodland March 2015.
•1st Yolo County LEED Platinum certification for a multifamily homes, Mutual Housing at Spring Lake

• A charter member of NeighborWorks® America, a network of community-development organizations
• Founded by a partnership of local government, community residents, housing advocates and professionals in banking and real estate

• Has become a regional leader in green design and construction.
• Received the highest Build It Green rating for a any development in the region at Mutual Housing at the Highlands, a North Highlands community built in 2011.
• Creates hundreds of construction and related jobs by building and rehabilitating multifamily residential communities.

• With a multilingual team of community organizers, facilitates community building activities, and identifies and mentors resident leaders, training more than 100 residents every year in strengths-based leadership development.
• Mobilizes more than 10,000 resident and non-resident volunteer hours every year for community meetings and neighborhood revitalization activities.
• Offers financial capability workshops to more than 100 youth and adult residents annually.
• Provides hundreds of families with free tax preparation assistance every year, claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars in earned income tax credits for our region.

• Collaborates with businesses, schools, religious and community institutions, other nonprofits and government agencies.
• Partners with local organizations to offer special placements for permanent housing to formerly homeless women and children, as well as emancipated foster youth.

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