Sonoma County Community Development Commission
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is dedicated to promoting decent and affordable housing, revitalizing communities, and supporting public services that increase economic stability for County residents. We are committed to providing services in an effective, efficient, and respectful manner.
July 22, 2015
Comments from the June 25, 2015 community meeting are now available to download.
July 21, 2015
Sonoma County 2015 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan One Year Use of Funds FY 2015-16
July 9, 2015
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) requests applications for eligible Affordable Housing projects to receive funding from the County Fund for Housing (CFH) loan program. There will be no Low Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund component in this funding cycle. CFH funding is available once a year and is only available for affordable rental and homeownership projects located in an unincorporated area of the County. It is anticipated that there will be $1,500,000 in CFH funds available this year, although the final sum will be established at the Community Development Committee public hearing on October 13, 2015.
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About the Community Development Commission
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) is established as a separate public and corporate entity pursuant to Section 34110 of the California Health and Safety Code which enables a community to have the option of operating its redevelopment agency and its housing authority under a single governing board. The Board of Supervisors is designated as the Board of Commissioners of the CDC and as the governing board of both the Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency.
The CDC has been administering affordable housing programs since 1978. The CDC administers a range of programs designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners and tenants and to encourage commercial revitalization. Rental assistance is offered to lower income tenants through subsidized rents. Rehabilitation loans are offered to landlords to maintain existing affordable rental units. Lower income owner-occupants are provided financial assistance to rehabilitate their home.
Another function of the CDC is to encourage and support neighborhood and community preservation. This includes revitalization of distressed neighborhoods and improvement of public facilities (such as streets, sidewalks, sewer and drainage systems) in conjunction with other public agencies. The CDC also undertakes activities to upgrade commercial centers within the County redevelopment areas.