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September 6, 2022 | Community Development Commission

New Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission has prepared a draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for projects funded and completed during the FY 21-22 reporting period. This report highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs and is available for review. Read full story

August 30, 2022 | Community Development Commission

Mid-Year Notice of Funding Availability (FY 2022-2023)

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is now accepting applications for prior year and current fiscal year 2022 funds for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), HOME Community Housing Development Organization (HOME-CHDO), CDBG Cares Act (CDBG-CV), and Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF) for eligible capital projects, affordable housing projects, tenant based rental assistance, supportive services, rapid rehousing, homeless support services, fair housing, non-congregate shelter, and economic development activities. Read full story

August 5, 2022 | Community Development Commission

Notice of Intent to award for Housing Search Software

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (“Commission”) staff intends to recommend the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors award a Professional Service Agreement to for the above referenced RFP to: Padmission Read full story

Press Releases

September 27, 2022 | Community Development Commission

County releases detailed 2022 homeless point-in-time count, updates camping ordinance

The Board of Supervisors today received a presentation detailing the complete Homeless Point-in-Time Count report for 2022. A total of 2,893 homeless individuals were counted during the one-day census taken on Feb. 25, 2022, an increase of about 5 percent from the 2,745 individuals counted in 2020. Overall, however, the number represents a significant decline in numbers for the county over the past decade. Read full story

August 24, 2022 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Project Homekey site approved

George’s Hideaway located along Highway 116 in Guerneville has been approved to become Sonoma County’s latest supportive housing site under a list of approved Project Homekey sites released today by the state Department of Housing & Community Development. The former tavern and restaurant will be the sixth overall county location funded through Project Homekey, a state initiative to convert vacant or underused buildings into housing for homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness. Read full story

April 4, 2022 | Community Development Commission

HomeFirst to operate the Sonoma County Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Entry System

The Coordinated Entry System in Sonoma County has changed operators from Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa to HomeFirst, a nonprofit agency based in Santa Clara County. The change in operators was approved by the local Continuum of Care Board and took effect on April 1. Read full story