MUTUAL HOUSING CALIFORNIA
November 9, 2010
I had the opportunity to work with Sacramento Mutual Housing Association on a community engagement project last year. My organization, the Sacramento Housing Alliance, wanted to engage residents in an area served by SMHA in order to get a better understanding of the assets and challenges in the community, and how our programs could help.
The community has a large South East Asian population, necessitating cultural and language interpretation. SMHA provided this service for our events, and drew upon their longstanding relationship with this community to help us work in the community more effectively.
The trust that SMHA had developed in the community, as well as the tireless work they do to empower and build the capacity of the community members (all while providing affordable housing), was very apparent during the event.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my work on this community engagement event. Their hard work was very apparent, as was the benefits they provide to the communities they serve. I was very impressed with the ability of SMHA staff to develop such strong relationships with their residents and the surrounding community.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
expand it so that more people can receive the quality assistance they provide.
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What is unique about this organization?
The level of engagement with the communities they serve is unparalleled.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I received interpretation and engagement assistance for a community event.