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MUTUAL HOUSING CALIFORNIA
October 16, 2012

Mutual Housing provides a much-needed service by building housing that is affordable to the average person, retail clerks in stores, veterinary technicians and others. They also build leaders from residents through their many programs. And, they build sustainable communities.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Advisor

MUTUAL HOUSING CALIFORNIA
November 10, 2011

Mutual Housing communities are made up of many single mothers. Half of the residents are children. Affordable rents often mean the difference between a stable home and the street. Or the difference between heaving heat in the winter or food. Or glasses or cavities filled.

In the Sacramento-Roseville area, the rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,050. In order to afford rent and utilities, without paying more than 30% of income on housing, a household must earn $42,000 annually. With a 40-hour work week, 52 weeks per year, this level of income translates into a wage of $20.19 per hour.

In Sacramento-Roseville area, the average wage for a renter is $13.78 an hour. In order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a renter must work 59 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Or, working 40 hours per week year-round, a household must have 1.5 workers earning the mean renter wage in order to make the two-bedroom affordable.

At a minimum hourly wage of $8.00, that person must work 101 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Or, a household must have 2.5 people at minimum wage working 40 hours per week year-round in order to afford a typical two bedroom apartment.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served

MUTUAL HOUSING CALIFORNIA
November 9, 2010

I've been familiar with Sacramento Mutual Housing Association for a number of years. Because of the expertise of the staff, they continue to grow and provide a much-needed developments in the affordable housing field. Their communities are safe, affordable and beautiful. Because they find stability in the SMHA communities, residents are able to get on with their lives, educating and bettering themselves. Most of the residents are families, with half of the residents being children. In addition to much-needed services, SMHA community organizers also provide skill-building and leadership training for interested residents that can help them break the cycle of poverty and move into a better life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking to the residents and hearing the stories of how their lives have changed through the SMHA program.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more communities for more people so that the problem of affordable housing in California would not be so great.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I have been to fund-raisers over the years, attended a tour, volunteered to teach a dance class and helped with publicity. .