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Substantial Amendment to 2020 Action Plan

Available for public comment from September 7, 2020 to September 16, 2020

Published: September 07, 2020

The Community Development Commission has prepared a draft Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County FY 2020-21 Consolidated Plan and One Year Action Plan available at the following link:

DRAFT FY 20/21 Action Plan Substantial Amendment 1 (PDF: 144 kB) 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a waiver in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to waive the HOME program's set-aside requirements for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and allow these funds to be spent on Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. The FY 2020-21 One Year Action Plan will be amended to reprogram $134,401 in HOME CHDO set-aside funds to the Housing Authority's Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program. Funds will be allocated to provide assistance for twelve vulnerable senior households whose existing assistance was otherwise going to end in December 2020. The additional funds will enable continuation of assistance for these households for two years.

The Commission welcomes comment on this draft amendment. The public comment period is open until September 16, 2020. Please submit comments in writing to Holly Kelley, Equity and Compliance Program Specialist, at

Public Hearing

The Sonoma County Community Development Committee and Cities and Towns Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the draft Substantial Amendment to Sonoma County Consolidated Plan 2020-21 One Year Action Plan.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Participate:Due to the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this meeting will be held virtually only.
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All interested persons are invited to be present and heard on this matter. If you have a disability that requires an interpreter or other person to assist you while attending this meeting, or need additional information, please contact Dusti Longfellow at (707) 565-7520 (TDD 565-7555).

Adoption of the Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County FY 2020-21 One-Year Action Plan is scheduled for October 6, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Written and oral comments will be forwarded to HUD with the Substantial Amendment to the FY 2020-2021 One Year Action Plan. For more information, contact Holly Kelley at