Published: November 21, 2017
County Housing Authority uses an Administrative Plan to serve as its local
policy and procedure guide. In response to feedback from local service
providers and in response to the recent federally-declared disaster in Sonoma
County, the Housing Authority is proposing making a number of changes to this
Administrative Plan, and seeks comments from the public.
Authority’s advisory body, the Community Development Committee, will hold a
public meeting on December 12, 2017 at 3:30PM in the Community Development
Commission Hearing Room located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.
Discussion of the proposed amendments to the Administrative Plan will be on the
comments on the proposed changes will be accepted through December 12, 2017 at
3:30PM. A summary of the comments will be presented to the Community
Development Committee members at the public meeting. Anyone who is interested
in speaking on the proposed changes is encouraged to appear at the meeting and
present verbal or written comments.
written comments may be emailed to SCHA.firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Martha Cheever at 1440
Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
chapters which have proposed changes are included as attachments to this email.
A summary of the proposed changes are included below.
3: Applying for Admission
mail is returned by the post office and includes a forwarding address, the
Housing Authority will mail a waitlist update form to the applicant at the new
address. If the update form is not returned to the Housing Authority within 14
days, the applicant will be removed from the waitlist.
4: Establishing Preferences and Maintaining a Waiting List
new second tier preference has been added for income eligible households whose
rental assistance is being terminated due to insufficient funding or term
expiration of other rental assistance programs administered by the Housing
new second tier preference has been added for income eligible families whose rental assistance is being terminated due to loss
of funding through the Sonoma County Continuum of Care.
Super Preference has been added to allow 36 Housing Choice Vouchers per year be
made available for families engaged in homeless assistance programs within the
County of Sonoma. The vouchers will be issued based on referrals from the
Sonoma County Coordinated Entry Programs from agencies that have adopted a
Housing First model of homeless services programs.
addition of recognition of the following separate jurisdiction preferences:
- Income eligible families whose rental assistance is being terminated due
to insufficient of other rental assistance programs funded through the Sonoma
County Continuum of Care.
- Income eligible families whose dwelling was within the jurisdiction of
the Housing Authority at the time of application, but is no longer due to
- The addition of a Disaster Recovery Policy which allows the Housing Authority
to make Housing Choice Vouchers or Disaster Program Vouchers available to
persons whose housing situation was lost as a result of the physical effects of
a federal or state declared disaster.
Chapter 13: Moves with Continued
- Allows families who have been displaced by a verified catastrophic
disaster to move with continued assistance.
- Provides that the Housing Authority may waive the portability process for
non-resident applicants during times of federal or state declared disasters.
Housing Authority Admin Plan Ch03 rev1017
Housing Authority Admin Plan Ch04 rev1017
Housing Authority Admin Plan Ch13 rev1017
Housing Authority Admin Plan Revision Notice of Public Hearing