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2017

• February 17, 2017 – The Sacramento Bee
CEO who helped build Mutual Housing California stepping down

• January 12, 2017 – Daily Democrat
Grant helps Mutual Housing close digital divide in Spring Lake

2016

• December 6, 2016 – ABC10
Agricultural workers and the lack of affordable housing

• December 5, 2016 – ABC10
Confronting the housing crisis in the agricultural community

• November 17, 2016 – KUBU with Charlene Jones
Rachel Iskow and Jennifer Higley-Chapman on leadership development and green building

• November 10, 2016 – Outword Magazine
Mutual Housing Expands to Serve LGBT Community

• November 10, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Regional Planners Take On Global Warming

• November, 2016 – Wired Magazine
Three ways to bring solar power to the people who need it most

• October 8, 2016 – Daily Democrat
Woodland awards money for trees and housing

• October 3, 2016 – River City Bank Financial Currents
Clients In The News

• October, 2016 – Sacramento Mobilehome Living
When Our Homes Were Threatened – How Resident Owners Saved Their Homes and Made their Community Better in the Process

• September 22, 2016 – YES! Magazine
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America

• September 8, 2016 – KUBU with JoAnn Fuller
Rachel Iskow and Max Fernandez on rental housing inspections

• September 1, 2016 – Daily Democrat
‘Lending Circle’ created for Mutual Housing residents in Spring Lake

• September 1, 2016 – KUBU with JoAnn Fuller
Rachel Iskow and Vanessa Guerra on sustainable housing

• August 26, 2016 – Mutual Housing News/Commercial Property Executive
A California project promises a haven for LGBT seniors

• August 24, 2016 – Access Sacramento LiveWire!
Rachel Iskow on zero-net energy and LGBT-welcoming housing

• August 18, 2016 – KUBU with JoAnn Fuller
Fernando Cibran and Crystal Hunyh-Kim on resident leadership

• August, 2016 – Sacramento Mobilehome Living
Affordable Housing

• July 31, 2016 – The Sacramento Bee
Affordable housing would address cause of homelessness

• July 15, 2016 – Daily Democrat
Mutual Housing gets $3M loan to aid farmworkers

• July 15, 2016 – Capital Public Radio
California Receives USDA Loans For Affordable Farmworker Housing

• July 5, 2016 – Insulation Institute Blog
Zero Energy Ready Homes…Using Fiberglass Batts

• June 29, 2016 – Daily Democrat
National panel honors Woodland for climate protection projects

• June 28, 2016 – NeighborWorks America
Bust those affordable-housing stereotypes

• June 28, 2016 – Capital Public Radio
Substandard Housing and Rental Safety

• June 14, 2016 – CCEP Newsletter
Residents Organize to Support LGBT-Welcoming Senior Community for Sacramento

• June 9, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing California and the City of Woodland Win Green Leadership Award for Mutual Housing at Spring Lake

• June 6, 2016 – The Sacramento Bee
Can’t afford housing? California leaders are working on it

• May 26, 2016 – Outword Magazine
Why the Need for Special Housing for LGBT Elders?

• May 11, 2016 – Made at Sac State Blog
Green Machine: Sustainable development leader helps farmworker and low-income families find a place to call home

• May, 2016 – PM Network
Closing Thoughts: Vanessa Guerra

• April 30, 2016 – The Natomas Buzz
Seen in Natomas: New Garden Takes Shape

• April 29, 2016 – Daily Democrat
Grant received by Mutual Housing California

• April 21, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing gets money for new and existing projects

• April 20, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing California Receives Large Grant from NeighborWorks America

• April 15, 2016 – The Davis Enterprise
Energy savings are a way of life for these award winners

• April 8, 2016 – Multi-Housing News Online
Funding for First Zero-Net Energy, LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing

• March 24, 2016 – Outword Magazine
LGBT-friendly Senior Housing One Step Closer in Midtown

• March 14, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal
What do you think about the Lavender Courtyard project?

• March 10, 2016 – The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento council OKs funding for LGBT-friendly senior housing

• March 9, 2016 – ABC10
City council approves LGBT affordable housing

• March 8, 2016 – KCRA 3
City approves LGBT-friendly senior affordable housing

• March 4, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Affordable Housing Receives LEED Home Platinum Certification

• March 3, 2016 – The Davis Enterprise
Woodland townhomes are first to reach LEED platinum level

• March 3, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal
Affordable housing project in Woodland gets LEED Platinum status

• March 2, 2016 – Daily Democrat
Mutual Housing at Spring Lake receives LEED certification

• February 18, 2016 – Affordable Housing Finance
Merritt Community Capital Closes $75.5 Million Fund

• February 18, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing California Receives $2 Million Loan for Green Community Upgrade

• February 18, 2016 – The Davis Enterprise
Green upgrades planned at Owendale community

• February 17, 2016 – The Sacramento Bee
Mutual Housing California lands $2 million loan for green upgrades in Davis

• February 4, 2016 – Daily Democrat
Mural makes an impact at Spring Lake housing

• January 25, 2016 – The Edge
Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing: Home for Agricultural Workers in Woodland, California

• January 21, 2016 – Cool Davis
Mutual Housing California: Transforming Lives and Building Community

• January 13, 2016 – Environmental Protection
Sacramento Non-Profit Project Manager Wins Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award for ZNE Work

• January 2016 – D’ Primera Mano
Construyendo Hogares Para Los Mas Necesitados

2015

• December 23, 2015 – The Davis Enterprise
Internships pay off, with experience, connections

• December 2015 – Comstock’s Capital Region Cares
Mutual Housing California

• December 3, 2015 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing California Begins Multi-Million Dollar Green Renovation

• November 27, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal – The List
Corporate Philanthropy – Direct Giving

• November 4, 2015 – Capital & Main
Housing and Wages: The Sacramento City Council’s Weak Half-Measures

• November 2015 – U.S. Dept. of Energy
DOE Tour of Zero: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake by Mutual Housing

• November 2015 – Inside Publications, River City Previews, “It’s Mutual”
It’s Mutual

• Fall 2015 – Cooperative Housing Bulletin
ZNE… Not What You Think

• October 20, 2015 – Fox40 News
Skyrocketing Rent in Sacramento Region

• October 19, 2015 – News 10
Developers plan affordable LGBT senior home in midtown

• October 16, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal
Developers submit plans for unusual midtown housing project

• October 15, 2015 – Bay Area Reporter
Housing planned for Sacto LGBT seniors

• October 1, 2015 – Daily Democrat
Local developer wins DOE Housing Innovations Award

• October 2015 – U.S. Department of Energy
Housing Innovation Award

• September/October 2015 – California Building News
California organizations win top USGBC awards

• September 15, 2015 – KUBU with Charlene Jones
Charlene Jones, Access Sacramento

• September 10, 2015 – KUBU with JoAnn Fuller
JoAnn Fuller, Access Sacramento

• September 10, 2015 – Environmental Protection
DOE Selects Nonprofit for Housing Innovations Award

• September 10, 2015 – California Multi-Family New Homes
CMFNH Project of the Quarter

• September 4, 2015 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing California Receives Grant from NeighborWorks America

• September 4, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal
Why Mutual Housing was happy with a construction grant under $500,000

• September 2, 2015 – USGBC Northern California
Equity: Mutual Housing

• September 1, 2015 – Uncube
A Fixed Abode Designing Solutions for Chronic Homelessness

• August 29, 2015 – Daily Democrat
Woodland Bike Garage a place for repairs, training

• August 21, 2015 – Scientific American
Homes Make as Much Energy as They Use

• August 21, 2015 – ClimateWire
Will zero-net-energy homes be the wave of the future?

• August 15, 2015 – NeighborWorks Capital
Point of Impact: Borrower in the News

• August 12, 2015 – The Davis Enterprise
Solar energy powers Mutual Housing communities

• July 23, 2015 – Outword Magazine
Sacramento LGBT-friendly Senior Housing Plans Progress

• July 22, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
New agreement spares Sacramento urban farm tended by immigrant residents

• July 17, 2015 – KOVR13
Next up….

• July 17, 2015 – News10
New LGBT Housing in Midtown

• July 16, 2015 – Fox40 News
LGBT Friendly Housing Planned for Sacramento

• July 16, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing buys midtown land for LGBT housing project

• July 15, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
LGBT-friendly apartments for low-income seniors planned in Sacramento

• July 2015 – U.S. Department of Energy
Case Study: Mutual Housing at Spring Lake

• June 30, 2015 – Daily Democrat
Woodland housing project offers promise of closing economic divisions

• June 29, 2015 – Univision
Proyecto de viviendas en CA en armonía con la naturaleza

• June 29, 2015 – KXTV News10
Low-income Woodland farming families go solar

• June 29, 2015 – KTXL Fox40
Zero Net Energy Housing Unveiled in Woodland

• June 29, 2015 – Capital Public Radio
First Zero-Net Affordable Apartments Open In Woodland

• June 24, 2015 – River City Bank Financial Currents
Clients In The News

• June 7, 2015 – The Davis Enterprise
Mutual Housing brings energy savings to rental project

• June 7, 2015 – The Davis Enterprise
See art displayed at New Harmony tour

• May 29, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal
Spotlight On…Rachel Iskow, executive director of Mutual Housing California

• May 29, 2015 – Daily Democrat
Spring Lake receives first national ZERH certification

• May 29, 2015 – Multi-Housing News Online
First-of-its-Kind Community Boasts Zero Net Energy

• May 28, 2015 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing at Spring Lake Receives First National ZERH Certification for Multifamily Rental Property

• May 6, 2015 – California Housing Partnership Corporation
Mutual Housing California Achieves Zero Net Energy in Woodland

• May 4, 2015 – YouTube
Lemon Hill Neighborhood Clean-Up

• April 29, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
Break the logjam on affordable housing

• April 27, 2015 – AccessLocal.TV
 Lemon Hill Plans To Clean Up The Neighborhood

• April 8, 2015 – Environmental Protection
South Sacramento Communities Re-open After Major Green Rehab

• April 7, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
‘Green’ upgrades finished at three Sacramento affordable housing communities

• March 26, 2015 – Land Park News
Sacramento communities re-opening after major green rehab

• March 16, 2015 – California Energy Commission Blog
New Agricultural Worker Housing Community Goes Zero Net Energy

• February 27, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal
Affordable housing in Foothill Farms set for renovations

• February 19, 2015 – The Davis Enterprise
Mutual Housing kicks off bike sharing program

• February 5, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
Leaders announce new numbers, plans to reduce poverty in Sacramento

• January 15, 2015 – The Sacramento Bee
Farmworker families to get affordable homes in Woodland

• January 6, 2015 – Comstock’s Magazine
And The Winners Are…

• January 5, 2015 – Environmental Protection
Adopting High-Tech Innovations Pays Off, but Can Have Glitches

2014

• November 6, 2014 – Sacramento & Co.
Mutual Housing California

• October 23, 2014 – Arden-Carmichael News
Breakfast raises awareness of need for affordable housing

• October 2, 2014 – Daily Democrat
New Mutual Housing Community Taking Shape in Woodland

• September 17, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal
Foothill Farms affordable housing poised for energy upgrades

• September 14, 2014 – The Davis Enterprise
Affordable housing affects health

• September 12, 2014 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing receives funding for green renovation project

• August 29, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing Management hires Johnson and Kitcher as portfolio supervisors

• July 31, 2014 – TOD News and TR Advisors
South Sacramento to build first zero-net energy apartments from Mutual Housing grant

• July 31, 2014 – Environmental Protection
South Sacramento to build first zero-net energy apartments from Mutual Housing Grant

• July 30, 2014 – Planetizen
First net-zero energy apartments planned in South Sacramento

• July 29, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal
South Sacramento affordable housing could include rooftop farms

• July 28, 2014 – The Sacramento Bee
Mutual Housing to launch 120-apt. complex with rooftop farm in South Sacramento

• June 22, 2014 – The Davis Enterprise
New Harmony wins green award from structural engineers association

• June 16, 2014 – The Sacramento Bee
Mutual Housing California gets $30,000 to expand financial education programs

• June 10, 2014 – Environmental Protection
New Harmony wins green award from structural engineers association

• June 4, 2014 – The Davis Enterprise
Free bike tune-ups, safety sessions offered

• May 19, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal
Julie Goldfine hired as Mutual Housing California chief financial officer

• May 15, 2014 – Daily Democrat
Affordable housing workshops hosted in Davis

• May 13, 2014 – Environmental Protection
White House touts Mutual Housing solar energy projects

• May 8, 2014 – The Davis Enterprise
Davis businesses, local leader recognized for local clean air efforts

• April 14, 2014 – Multi-Housing News
Sacramento affordable housing community receives grant for green upgrades

• April 3, 2014 – Environmental Protection
Nonprofit affordable housing developer receives grant for green renovations

• March 18, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing gets grant to help develop projects

• March 17, 2014 – The Sacramento Bee
Mutual Housing California gets $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank

• January 16, 2014 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing takes green approach to playground design

2013

• December 22, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Davis project wins Green Builder award

• December 18, 2013 – KFBK
Sacramento architect and developer win award from Green Builder

• December 6, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Ground broken on farmworker housing development

• December 5, 2013 – Capital Public Radio
Farmworker housing project comes to Woodland

• December 4, 2013 – Daily Democrat
Farmworker housing being built in Woodland

• December 2013 – Green Builder Magazine
Affordable Density (New Harmony wins a Green Home of the Year award)

• November 7, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
New Harmony chosen as finalist for green home award

• November 5, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
Nonprofit developer gets green designation

• November 4, 2013 – Environmental Protection
NeighborWorks America gives Mutual Housing green organization designation

• September 28, 2013 – Daily Democrat
Mutual Housing adding solar to all Davis communities

• September 27, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Ken Brackenhoff has joined Mutual Housing as director of property management

• September 19, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing to add solar to Davis projects

• September 1, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Bank awards green grant for Woodland development

• August 30, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Without redevelopment, affordable housing projects dwindle

• August 28, 2013 – National Mortgage News
Bank of America, nonprofit partner to develop green affordable housing

• August 23, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Woodland affordable housing project gets another funding boost

• August 18, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
On the Move: Yuesen Yuen

• August 15, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s Norwood Mutual Housing project earns green certification milestone

• August 5, 2013 – Multi-Housing News
Sacramento nonprofits obtain funds for multifamily green upgrades

• August 4, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Northstar Park neighborhood gets a bus stop

• August 2, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
$6.3M to renovate three housing developments in South Sacramento

• August 2, 2013 – Rural Community Assistance Corporation Newsletter
Santa Cruz to fund $1 million affordable housing project

• August 1, 2013 – HUD Edge
Affordable housing in a smart-growth community

• July 20, 2013 – Daily Democrat
Mutual Housing receives federal funds for Woodland development

• July 19, 2013 – Solar Novus
Solar on affordable housing

• July 18, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing gets grants for affordable housing projects

• July 12, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Grants give green touch to South Sacramento housing project

• July 7, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
New Harmony receives green certification

• June 28, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Roseville Bank of Commerce offers support for Mutual Housing

• June 16, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
$14.5 million awarded for farmworker housing in Woodland

• June 13, 2013 – Environmental Protection
Mutual Housing receives millions for zero-net energy farmworkers’ development

• June 13, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Investors in Woodland housing get tax credits

• Spring 2013 – Cooperative Housing Bulletin
Norwood Estates earns high rating for groundbreaking green rehab project

• May 26, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
Mutual Housing California hires director of asset management

• May 3, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Architects look for ‘elegant solutions’

• April 26, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
People on the Move: Keith Bloom

• April 19, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Davis rules made project better, builders say

• March 15, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Meet Mutual Housing’s CEO

• March 1, 2013 – Environmental Protection
New Harmony going for bigger green rating

• February 26, 2013 – The California Aggie
New Harmony Mutual Housing opens in East Davis

• February 15, 2013 – Daily Democrat
New affordable housing project opens in Davis

• February 14, 2013 – The Sacramento Bee
New Davis complex brings more affordable housing for city

• February 14, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
New Harmony already feels like home

• February 13, 2013 – Capital Public Radio
Affordable housing development in Davis has “green” focus

• February 13, 2013 – The Davis Enterprise
Two decades later, city opens Drummond bike tunnel

• February 12, 2013 – Sacramento Business Journal
Davis affordable housing project already full

• Winter 2013 – Cooperative Housing Bulletin
Grant helps existing co-op serve homeless veterans

• January 10, 2013 – Affordable Housing Report
Three Sacramento nonprofits receive Facebook grants from Umpqua Bank

2012

• December 24, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Mutual Housing families receive holiday dinners from Kings

• December 20, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Mutual Housing residents help other families this year

• Winter 2012 – Housing Connections
Mutual Housing at the Highlands

• December 5, 2012 – Sacramento Press
F&M Bank nominated for Partners in Philanthropy Award

• November 30, 2012 – Environmental Protection
How parks are funded by affordable housing

• November 13, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Residents take advantage of SMAC art classes

• November 02, 2012 – Environmental Protection
Green construction creates more jobs

• October 18, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
More Sacramento-area families crowding into shared homes, Census says

• October 18, 2012 – The Davis Enterprise
Affordable housing money funds play structure upgrade

• Fall 2012 – Cooperative Housing Bulletin
Mutual Housing community serving farm workers

• October 12, 2012 – Sacramento Business Journal
Mutual Housing name change reflects growing focus

• October 10, 2012 – Multi-Housing News
Sacramento multifamily development earns ‘BIG’ recognition

• October 2, 2012 – Environmental Protection
Sacramento development wins highest rating

• September 24, 2012 – Sacramento Business Journal
Highlands housing project scores big in green rating

• September 8, 2012 – The Davis Enterprise
Mutual Housing properties keep up with changing ADA guidelines

• September 6, 2012 – The Sacramento Press
Mutual Housing nominated for award

• September 2012 – Meline Engineering
Mutual Housing at the Highlands nominated for the Sacramento Business Journal Real Estate Projects 2011-2012

• August 8, 2012 – Sacramento Business Journal
Bank of America gives grants to housing nonprofits

• August 2, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Workshops teach young about money

• July 22, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
Affordable rental housing scarce in Sacramento region

• July 11, 2012 – The Sacramento Press
Romero chosen for two community-service boards

• July 6, 2012 – Sacramento Business Journal
Davis project likely is last funded with redevelopment dollars

• July 2, 2012 – MarketWatch
Homeowner Bill of Rights Passes California Assembly and Senate

• June 22, 2012 – Davis Enterprise
Lottery deadline extended for New Harmony

• Spring 2012 – Cooperative Housing Bulletin
Mutual Housing Association starts 16th community in Central California

• June 19, 2012 – MultiHousing News
Mutual Housing Chosen as Local Lead for Assets and Opportunity Network

• June 5, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Volunteers start building a fence during neighbor week

• May 31, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Mutual Housing receives award for the Highlands

• May 31, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County braces for flood of low-income housing applicants

• May 10, 2012 – Bell Gardens Sun
Affordable Housing Wobbles as Redevelopment Agencies Close

• May 10, 2012 – MultiHousing News
Grant Awarded to Build Zero-Energy Community for Agricultural Workers

• April 30, 2012 – New American Media
Affordable Housing Wobbles as Redevelopment Agencies Close

• April 29, 2012 – Daily Democrat
Yocha Dehe gives grant to design development for Mutual Housing net-zero community in Woodland

• April 28, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
Green housing aimed at Yolo farmworkers

• April 10, 2012 – MultiHousing News
Sacramento County Facing Affordable Housing Crisis

• April 9, 2012 – Market Watch
Merritt Community Capital Corp. closes largest affordable housing fund

• April 2, 2012 – The Davis Enterprise
Mutual Housing hires Chin as operations manager

• March 30, 2012 – KFBK Newstalk with Mike Simpson
Rental Rates Are Too High

• March 27, 2012 – Sacramento Press
New bill offers hope for housing crisis

• March 22, 2012 – Sacramento News & Review
Building a Healthy Sacramento

• March 16, 2012 – The Daily Democrat
New Harmony coming together in Davis

• March 14, 2012 – The Davis Enterprise
New Harmony framing up along freeway

•March 9, 2012 – Multi-Housing News
New Bill Addresses California Affordable Housing Crisis

•February 28, 2012 – KOVR-13
Students planting a garden

•February 24, 2012 – KCRA3
Students build garden to feed community

•February 24, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
Weeklong work party beautifies Gardenland neighborhood

•February 14, 2012 – Sacramento Press
City resolution honors youth mentor programs

•February 12, 2012 – The Davis Enterprise
NeighborWorks America gives $505,000 to Mutual Housing

•February 8, 2012 – Sacramento Business Journal
Affordable housing programs get $800K in grants

•February 1, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
California redevelopment funding ends today: So what happens to affordable housing?

•January 28, 2012 – The Sacramento Bee
Free tax prep sessions in Sacramento coming in four languages

•January 25, 2012 – Sacramento Press
Mutual Housing chosen as finalist for Inspired Giving

•January 23, 2012 – Environmental Protection
Lowering utility bills for a multi-family development

•January 18, 2012 – Davis Enterprise
Mutual Housing goes for the green

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