From Comstock Magazine:
Like many public housing complexes, poverty was common at Dos Rios. The median income of residents who most recently lived at Dos Rios in 2018 was $12,000 a year compared to the median income citywide that is seven times greater. Williams says that reflects the demographic makeup of the people who lived there and in other SHRA housing projects. “The majority of our residents are elderly, disabled or single heads of household raising kids,” Williams says. “Public housing for so many people is the last safety net before homelessness. Contrary to the perception some people may have, the people living in public housing are not young and vibrant.”
But that could change with the rebuilding of Dos Rios, now known as Twin Rivers, as a redevelopment project that will include public housing and the role it could play in urban development. Armed with a $30 million federal grant, SHRA is in the early stages of turning the complex into a model that envisions public housing as a vital cog in economic development and rebuilding neighborhoods.
Read Comstock Magazine's article "Rebuilding, Renewing, Reconnecting," featuring the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.