Three south Sacramento housing communities are re-opening after extensive “green” improvements that took more than a year to complete.
The multimillion-dollar apartment retrofits brought solar panels and other energy-efficient upgrades to the Greenway, Glen Ellen and Sky Park Mutual Housing communities.
In the summer of 2013, Sacramento-based Mutual Housing California received approvals for $5.8 million from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and $500,000 from the Sacramento City Council for the work, which affected nearly 170 apartments. Funding for the improvements also came from the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, NeighborWorks America, U.S. Bank and the Union Bank Foundation.
Green improvements include drought-tolerant landscaping, automatic shower head cut-offs and high-efficiency water heaters.
Families living in the apartments were relocated to other parts of the development during construction.
For more information, go to mutualhousing.com.
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.