The City of Sacramento, in partnership with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and nonprofit developer Mercy Housing California, recently broke ground on 200 affordable-housing units coming to Stockton Boulevard.
The project, located on a vacant eight-acre lot at 4995 Stockton Blvd., will become Mercy Housing California’s largest development in the region.
“Reimagining the use of our blighted and vacant lots with infill projects like Mercy Housing on Stockton Boulevard is critical in meeting our housing and climate needs as a region,” said Mayor Pro Tem Eric Guerra, who represents the district. “We must be intentional in how we grow as a city to make certain we support the vitality of our once forgotten neighborhoods.”
The City has financed $15 million of the project through its housing trust fund. The new housing complements the City’s Stockton Boulevard Plan, which lays out specific strategies for growth and development of the corridor.
“These 200 units are part of the City’s nearly 800 affordable units starting or under construction right now,” said the City’s Housing Policy Manager Danielle Foster. “And they are the first of almost 1,400 planned for the Stockton Boulevard area, which will mostly be affordable and rental housing to help provide affordable options for the local workforce and existing residents.”
Mercy Housing on Stockton Boulevard joins other recent affordable housing projects in the city. Wong Center, a senior housing development in The Railyard north of downtown, started construction in July. Lavender Courtyard, the city’s first affordable housing complex focused on serving LGBTQ seniors, opened in May at 16th and F streets in midtown.
In addition, the conversion of Capitol Park Hotel into studio housing and the redevelopment of Dos Rios to Mirasol Village also continue to make progress.
Mercy Housing on Stockton Boulevard is expected to be completed in January 2024.