A message to the Community Development Commission's clients and partners from our Executive Director
Published: October 11, 2017
During this terribly
challenging time, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission and
Housing Authority staff is working quickly to restore our normal business
operations. We recognize even more deeply than before how devastating it is
when our housing is tenuous or lost. In the days and weeks ahead, we will
do our best to communicate to our partners about impacts to our ordinary
business, like contract deadlines and deliverables, planning meetings, and
funding solicitations. Beginning today,
- We will seek to assist our voucher holders
who've been displaced to locate new homes.
- We will deepen our relationships with those who
own and manage housing, and with those who are striving to care for those who
are homeless regardless of their income.
- And we will diligently seek every dollar
available from all levels of government and philanthropy to help us begin
rebuilding homes and the community alongside the many others across
the community who will also be working to rebuild.
Like all of us in Sonoma
County, our own 43 employees have suffered impacts to their homes and the
health and welfare of their loved ones. We will strive to bring our best
to work while also supporting our families. And we will remain mindful of the
"marathon" nature of the recovery we are all facing.
We honor and deeply
appreciate the tireless work of our first responders. Thank you to all the
members of our extended community development and housing authority
community who've offered their support in these early days, and who will put
their shoulders to the wheel with us in the months and years ahead.
Margaret S. Van Vliet,
Sonoma County Community Development
phone (707) 565-7504
cell (707) 836-6271