Cathy Creswell is a housing and planning specialist. She spent over 25 years at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. She currently serves on the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Commission, Continuum of Care Advisory Board and is president of the Sacramento Housing Alliance, which is a founding member of Housing 4 Sacramento.
Sacramento stands at a crossroads. Will it remain a place where teachers, firefighters, nurses and retail clerks can live in the same city as the people they serve? Will Sacramento maintain its identity as a diverse city; a place to put down roots and raise a family? Or will it succumb to the fate of other metropolitan areas, where the people who work to make our city run can’t afford to live here?