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  • Published on July 17, 2020

    On or about May 31, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Investments Partnership Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to undertake the Victory Studios and Apartments project located at 306 and 308 East Street in Healdsburg, California. 

  • Published on July 10, 2020

    Sonoma County has been allocated $899,393 in formula funds for 2019-2020, and an estimated $5,396,358 over the next five years through the State's Permanent Local Housing Allocation program. Members of the public are invited to comment on the draft plan for use of these funds between now and July 23rd.  

  • Published on June 26, 2020

    La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Sonoma abre una nueva Lista de Espera para Vales de Proyecto Basado para estudios y unidades de 1-recamara en Cloverdale y Petaluma

  • Published on June 26, 2020

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority is accepting applications for its Project-Based Voucher Waitlist tied to studio and 1-bedroom units at Kings Valley Senior Apartments in Cloverdale, and Lindberg Senior Apartments in Petaluma.

  • Published on June 18, 2020

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority is accepting applications for its Project-Based Voucher Waitlist tied to 4-bedroom units at Riverfield Homes in Healdsburg, CA.

  • Published on June 18, 2020

    La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Sonoma aceptará solicitudes desde el 6 de enero al 7 de febrero de 2020 para una nueva Lista de Espera para un Vale de Proyecto Basado atado a unidades de 4-recamaras en Riverfield Homes en Healdsburg, CA. 

  • Published on June 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    On June 9, 2020, The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, in their capacity as the Board of Commissioners for the Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) will consider the award of Project Based Vouchers to several housing projects throughout the County. 

  • Published on June 1, 2020

    A draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan is now available for public review and comment. The proposed actions are related to use of supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds allocated to the County through the CARES Act for use in responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Published on May 27, 2020

    On or about June 12, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to undertake a project known as Rohnert Park Senior Center Accessibility project for the purpose of providing accessibility improvements for public access to the Senior Center for the mobility impaired.

  • Published on May 27, 2020

    On or about June 12, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to undertake the Hewett St project located at 330 Hewett St. in Santa Rosa, California.

  • Published on May 7, 2020

    On or about May 23, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to undertake the Park Village project located at 6665 Sebastopol Avenue in Sebastopol, California. 

  • Published on May 1, 2020

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requires jurisdictions receiving federal funds from Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Federal Emergency Solutions Grant programs to develop and submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan. 

  • Published on April 23, 2020

    The Commission is making 100 Project-Based Vouchers available to property owners and developers through a competitive process in accordance with the requirements included within this Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP solicits the participation of owners who request Project Based Voucher assistance for either existing, rehabilitated or newly constructed units. 

  • Published on April 8, 2020

    On or about April 23, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will authorize the Sonoma County Housing Authority to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of twenty-two (22) Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, as authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9), as amended, to undertake a project known as Kings Valley Senior Apartments for the purpose of providing affordable housing.

  • Published on March 27, 2020

    The Sonoma County Community Development Committee will hold a virtual public hearing to receive public comment on the projects recommended for funding under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Programs, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for FY 2020-2021. 

  • Published on March 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM

    The Sonoma County Health Officer has issued a Health Order directing residents to shelter in place effective midnight on Wednesday March 18, 2020.

  • Published on March 17, 2020 at 3:58 PM

     La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma emitió una orden de salud, efectiva a la media noche del miércoles 18 de marzo, dirigiendo a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma a resguardarse en casa.

  • Published on February 18, 2020

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as the governing body of the Sonoma County Housing Authority, will hold a public hearing on March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the hearing room of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on January 8, 2020

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Community Development Commission have released a Request for Qualifications for Master Leasing Services for Permanent Supportive Housing. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2020

  • Published on January 7, 2020

    The County of Sonoma has released a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for Indoor-Outdoor Shelter Site(s) and Services for Homeless Individuals. 

    Shelters are needed to address the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness on the Joe Rodota Trail and other parts of the county. The ultimate goal is to meet homeless individuals where they are and to support them in successfully transitioning into permanent supportive housing and/or permanent housing. 

  • Published on January 6, 2020

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications from Jan. 6 – Feb. 7, 2020 for a new, Project-Based Voucher Waitlist tied to 4-bedroom units at Riverfield Homes in Healdsburg, CA.

    This waiting list is specifically for households with five-ten members that require 4-bedroom units. Households with less than five people are not eligible for this list. 

  • Published on December 24, 2019

    On December 23rd, the Board approved $12 Million for solutions to house and shelter those living on the Joe Rodota Trail.

  • Published on December 18, 2019

    El Condado de Sonoma continúa trabajando para encontrar soluciones a la crisis de personas sin hogar en el Sendero Joe Rodota. Siguiendo la dirección de la Junta de Supervisores, el Condado activó un Centro de Operaciones Conjuntas (JOC) para acelerar la planeación y respuesta ante esta crisis. Estamos trabajando con expertos, agencias regionales, y con grupos comunitarios...

  • Published on December 18, 2019

    The County of Sonoma continues to work to find solutions to the homelessness crisis at the Joe Rodota Trail. Following direction from the Board of Supervisors, we have activated a Joint Operations Center (JOC) to expedite response and planning to address this crisis. Several County departments and stakeholders are working together…

  • Published on December 4, 2019

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) requests proposals for activities/projects to receive FY2020-2021 funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

  • Published on November 26, 2019

    Sonoma County Winter Shelters are open from December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Up to 184 beds provided by nonprofits help to protect people from the year's harshest weather. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with several locations offering wraparound services.

  • Published on October 4, 2019

    Notice of finding of no significant impact and notice of intent to request release of funds for Maxwell Farms Regional Park Master Plan Phase I project.

  • Published on September 20, 2019

    A draft Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 has been prepared and is available for review and public comment.

  • Published on September 18, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a public notice with the intent to provide federal financial assistance to Sonoma County under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to elevate 11 homes in the 100-year floodplain at least one foot above the floodplain elevation.

  • Published on September 10, 2019

    The CDC, in collaboration with the Cities of Santa Rosa and Petaluma, is creating an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) that examines barriers to housing that may exist for protected classes. The purpose of the AFH is to ensure that all publicly and privately funded housing and housing-related activities in Sonoma County affirmatively further fair housing and, in particular, that they inform housing and community development policies and practices of the Cities of Santa Rosa and Petaluma and the County of Sonoma to ensure that they promote fair housing choice for all persons.

  • Published on August 27, 2019

    On August 22, 2019 the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council (CoC Board) approved rating and rankings for new and renewal projects in the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Competition. 

  • Published on August 26, 2019

    The Commission has formed a three-year strategic plan and commenced an Equity in Housing Project to create institutional structure to respond to existing housing needs in the community and help Sonoma County address longstanding disparities in housing. 

  • Published on July 23, 2019

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission invites proposals for an evaluation of the accessibility its office space and development of a project plan to implement physical improvements that will ensure that members of the public with mobility and language access limitations can fully access services and assistance from the agency.

  • Published on July 15, 2019

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is accepting applications now until August 23, 2019 for eligible Affordable Housing projects to receive funding from the County Fund for Housing (CFH) loan program. 

  • Published on June 27, 2019

    The results of the 2019 Sonoma County Homeless Count are now available.

  • Published on June 26, 2019

    Despite widespread concerns about the ongoing effects of the 2017 fires, the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count shows that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County has declined by 2% during the past year - from 2,996 in 2018 to 2,951 in 2019.

  • Published on June 25, 2019

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications for its new Housing Choice Voucher lottery waiting list from July 1-31, 2019. Applications may be completed online at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 or in person at the Housing Authority's offices, located at 1440 Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa.

    La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Sonoma aceptará solicitudes para su nueva lista de espera para la lotería de Vales de Elección de Vivienda del 1 al 31 de julio de 2019. Las solicitudes se pueden completar en línea en www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 O en persona en las oficinas de la Autoridad de Vivienda, ubicadas en 1440 Guerneville Road en Santa Rosa

  • Published on June 11, 2019

    List of Home Sonoma County Homeless Services Funding Awards, approved April 30, 2019. 

  • Published on May 2, 2019

    While the local housing crisis grabs news headlines and holds public attention, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission isn’t just pushing for more housing, but also for equity in housing.

  • Published on March 28, 2019

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority Draft FY 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan is available for review beginning Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Published on March 13, 2019

    Staff Reports for FY2019-20 Consolidated Homeless Services Funding are now available for review. These are only recommendations and will be considered by the Home Sonoma County Leadership Council on March 22, 2019. 

  • Published on March 6, 2019

    The Roseland Village Development Project approved by the Santa Rosa Planning Commission on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 will provide housing and community amenities in an area of the city that has lacked resources for decades.

  • Published on February 21, 2019

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting qualifications from firms to provide Environmental Services at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center.

  • Published on January 29, 2019

    With the federal government reopened through at least February 15, 2019, the Sonoma County Housing Authority is able to fund rental assistance payments for programs financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through May 31, 2019.

  • Published on January 17, 2019

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority will continue to provide much-needed rental assistance through its programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), despite the federal government continuing its longest shutdown in U.S. history. The Housing Authority has guaranteed rental assistance payments through March 2019.

  • Published on January 8, 2019

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting proposals for activities and projects which provide new or enhanced Homeless Services for Sonoma County. The Commission is utilizing funds from local, state, and federal sources, including the State Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP).

    Applicants to the Consolidated NOFA are encouraged to explore creative approaches when submitting projects for review, and applications for any eligible use will be considered, provided the applicant demonstrates its ability to deliver the proposed services and manage the awarded funds. 

  • Published on December 19, 2018

    Sonoma County Community Development is seeking proposals for the loan assumption and ownership transfer of Village Green II, a 34-unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) rent-subsidized apartment complex in City of Sonoma.

  • Published on December 17, 2018

    In a significant step towards addressing Sonoma County’s housing crisis, last Tuesday the Board of Supervisors approved a series of actions that will result in the creation of 618 new units of affordable housing over the next three years.

  • Published on November 28, 2018

    The Community Development Commission is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Census and Survey on January 25, 2019.

  • Published on November 26, 2018

    From November 19, 2018, to March 31, 2019, seven nonprofit organizations will team up to expand and create winter shelter services across Sonoma County. This effort will support unsheltered persons to find relief from cold and wet weather. 

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Barbie Robinson
MPP, JD, CHC

Interim Executive Director

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1440 Guerneville Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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