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Affordable Midtown Living at SONRISA – Application Form Available Now, Accepting Applications Beginning September 27th

Affordable Midtown Living at SONRISA 1322 O Street, Sac, CA 95814


“Sonrisa” means smile in Spanish, and there’s a lot to smile about with this affordable mixed-use project.  Only a block away from the State Capitol Park, Sonrisa is at the epicenter of excellent Midtown and Downtown shopping, dining, job centers, and public transit options.

Sonrisa features 58 micro-unit apartment homes (270 SF) with high ceilings, ceiling fans, large windows, built-in sofa-wall bed and cabinets, and quality finishes. The 5-story building has a top floor deck and community kitchen, residents’ lounge and co-working space, bicycle storage room, and laundry room. There are also ADA units with visual communication features for fire alarm, smoke and carbon monoxide alerts, doorbell signals, and large bathrooms with grab bars and hand-held showerheads. All units are ADA adaptable.

Residents will also get a *free* SacRT transit pass. NOTE: There is no parking associated with the property and residents will not be eligible to rent parking spaces from CADA.

Sonrisa is the first ground-up cross-laminated timber (CLT) project in Sacramento. CLT is a mass timber product that sequesters carbon in solid form and keeps it from entering the atmosphere as CO2. It also has superior lateral load-resistance, seismic resilience, and thermal, energy, and fire performance. The building is also 100% electric and uses low water demand landscaping.

Applicants are subject to income maximums, and must meet income and asset guidelines to qualify.

Income Limits

Applicants are subject to income maximums, and must meet income and asset guidelines to qualify.

Rent Level 1-Person Household
2022 Max Annual Income
2-Person Household
2022 Max Annual Income
2022 Household Rent
(Utility Allowance to
be deducted from this amount)
40% AMI $28,400 $32,440 $710
50% AMI $35,500 $40,550 $887
60% AMI $42,600 $48,660 $1,065

The minimum gross household monthly income is 2X the applicant’s net monthly rent.
Housing choice vouchers (Section 8) and VASH vouchers are accepted.

If you’re interested in applying to live at Sonrisa, and for more information, please visit our website at: or contact the CADA Leasing Department at 916-322-2114 or 1522 14th St, Sac, CA 95814.

Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA)

Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) is a unique public agency created in 1978 to foster and maintain housing that is accessible for a wide range of income levels and maintain the vitality of the urban 24-hour community around the CA State Capitol. CADA manages 720 rental housing units, about ¼ of which are affordable to low-income households, and has initiated new private development of 932 units all within ~1 mi radius.

CADA is committed to promoting housing opportunities for all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, marital status, ancestry, national origin, color, familial status, or disability. CADA will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.