From an old highway to a vibrant district in the Central City
Since 1978, CADA has been about building neighborhoods for people, not for profits. As a self-supporting public agency, fiscal prudence is a must. But we’re also driven by another bottom line: to build safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable urban neighborhoods that people are happy to call home.
In the 1960s, the State of California purchased 42 blocks of property south of the Capitol for development of a State office campus.
By the 1970s, the area of land purchased by the state had become blighted. A community call for action led to formation of CADA.
CADA received a $4.9 million federal grant to improve dilapidated properties and address the area's state of disrepair.
Through the 1980s, CADA invested federal funds and income generated by rental properties into rehabilitation of the State-owned apartments.
During the 1980s CADA also initiated development of new housing for low and moderate income households.
In the 1990s, CADA saw construction of its first market-rate housing projects.
The robust housing market of the early 2000s supported construction of many new CADA-initiated projects, market rate and affordable.
CADA initiates construction of 200 new housing units, including adaptive re-use of the CADA Warehouse at 11th and R.
CADA and its partners will have 200 additional new homes under construction in 2015, and an additional 100 units in 2016.
2001 Sacramento Art Deco Society Preservation Award for Preserving the Av-Corda Apartment Building
2013 Regional Transit District’s Agency of the Year Award for Being a Champion of Public Transit
2008 SMUD Green Power Leader
1998 Congressional Record in Appreciation of CADA for Revitalizing the Capitol Area and for Improving the…
2005 Comstock’s Vanguard Award
2010 Regional Human Rights Fair Housing Commission Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and…