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Plans, Policies and Reports

This page contains the latest versions of the guiding policies and program goals for the Community Development Commission. If you cannot find the document you are looking for, please contact us

    Draft Action Plan Substantial Amendment

    “A draft of a Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County Consolidated Plan 2019-2020 One Year Action Plan has been prepared and is available for review and comment from October 19 –October 23, 2020. All of the projects included in the FY 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan for federal CDBG, HOME and ESG funding address one or more of the specific objectives outlined in the 2015 Consolidated Plan and will benefit predominantly low- and moderate-income persons, or assist in the elimination of slums and blight. This amendment will enable addition of funds to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. 

    Public Hearing

    The Sonoma County Community Development Committee and Cities and Towns Advisory Committee will hold concurrent public hearings to receive public comment on draft of a Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County Consolidated Plan 2019-2020 One Year Action Plan

    Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
    Time: 10:00 AM 
    Virtual Meeting Information: Zoom:
    Phone:  +1-669-900-9128
    Meeting ID: 997 3994 0542 

    All interested persons are invited to be present and heard on this matter. Per the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this hearing will only be held virtually. If you have a disability that requires an interpreter or other person to assist you while participating in this meeting, or need additional information, please call Valerie Johnson, Housing Asset & Program Compliance Specialist at (707) 565-7514 (TDD (707) 565-7555).

    Adoption of the FY 2019-2020 One-Year Action Plan Substantial Amendment is scheduled for November 10, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Written and oral comments will be forwarded to HUD with the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment.  For more information, call Kirsten Larsen, Construction Services  Manager, at (707) 565-7526 (TDD (707) 565-7555).

    Download Draft 2020-21 Action Plan Amendment (PDF: 177 kB)

    Guiding Documents

     We are committed to creating more pathways to housing and resources in a way that promotes equity, sustainability, and resiliency. Our guiding documents analyze where barriers exist and/or propose solutions for how the CDC and the wider community can overcome them. 

    For residents of Arthur St. Property

    2020 Consolidated Plan

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requires jurisdictions receiving federal funds from Community Development Block GrantHOME Investment Partnerships, and Federal Emergency Solutions Grant programs to develop and submit a Consolidated Plan. The 5-year plan identifies the needs of lower-income persons in the locality and the proposed actions to be taken to serve those needs. For each year during the Consolidated Plan period, the Commission submits an Action Plan outlining the proposed projects to serve lower-income persons in Sonoma County, and a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to highlight yearly accomplishments toward Action Plan goals. 

    Draft Plans

    • Permanent Local Housing Allocation program
      The principal goal of this program is to make funding available to eligible local governments in California for housing-related projects and programs that assist in addressing the unmet housing needs of their local communities. Sonoma County has been allocated $899,393 in formula funds for 2019-2020, and an estimated $5,396,358 over the next five years.

    Funding Policies

    CDC grant and loan recipients must follow the appropriate policies governing the source of funding for their award. 

    Research and Reports

    Commission staff follow best practices for achieving housing and homeless services goals for the County. Below are reports and compilations of studies from both primary data-collection and secondary research that have helped shape some of the practices and policies of the Commission.

    Contact Information

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Housing Authority Administrative Plan

    The purpose of the administrative plan is to establish policies for carrying out the programs in a manner consistent with HUD requirements and local goals contained in our agency's plan.

    Housing Authority Admin Plan
    Last updated April 2020