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Mutual Housing California has received $40,000 from Columbia, Md.-based nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., formerly Enterprise Foundation. The funds will be used to start the design and development process for a 7-acre, transit-oriented community on Stockton Boulevard that staff hope will have the first rooftop farm in the area.

The farm is intended to create employment opportunities for the residents. The development also will be the first zero-net energy apartment complex in South Sacramento.  The mixed-use center will have commercial office space, an organic community garden and a computer learning center.

“We are proud to seed the complete and ‘dark green’ community that Mutual Housing is innovating,” said Heather Hood, director of programs, Enterprise Community Partners. “A development like this exemplifies the kind of vision it takes to make a housing project grow into being a hub for a whole community’s life.” Read more