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June 19, 2024 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Housing Authority opens three-bedroom Project-Based Voucher waitlist lotteries

The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications for three-bedroom Project-Based Voucher waitlists from July 1 through July 31. The waitlists will be for Extremely Low Income, at or below 30 percent area median income, three-bedroom Project-Based Voucher units only. Read full story

May 14, 2024 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County awards $14.8 million contract to build infrastructure for mixed-use development in Roseland

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved a $14.8 million contract with Ghilotti Construction Co. to build sewer lines, utilities, streets and other infrastructure to support the Tierra de Rosas mixed-use development in Roseland. Read full story

April 25, 2024 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Community Development Commission to break ground on Tierra de Rosas infrastructure in Roseland

Sonoma County will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m., remarks at 10 a.m., for the Tierra de Rosas project, a mixed-use development planned for 75 affordable housing units, a one-acre public plaza, Mercado Food Hall, a civic-use building and 100 units of market-rate housing. The groundbreaking ceremony and celebration represents a monumental step forward in the project and will include light refreshments. The event will take place at Mitote Food Park located at 665 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. Read full story

December 20, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Housing Authority awarded $1.18 million in funding for new housing vouchers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Sonoma County Housing Authority more than $1.18 million in additional Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers. The 53 new vouchers are in addition to the existing, fully-utilized, 117 vouchers that are provided through the HUD-sponsored FUP, which supports families and youths to find permanent stable housing. Read full story

November 07, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Roseland development project to enter demolition phase; groundbreaking expected in 2024

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized the county’s Community Development Commission to execute contracts to begin demolition to make way for the long-awaited Roseland Development Project, Tierra De Rosas. The demolition phase will include the installation of infrastructure for the Tierra De Rosas project and will play a critical role in the Casa Roseland Project, the affordable housing portion of the project. Read full story

August 30, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Housing Authority opens new Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery

The Sonoma County Housing Authority will be accepting applications from Oct. 1 until Oct. 31 for its Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery. Read full story

August 22, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approves temporary moratorium on mobile home park rent increases

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a temporary moratorium on rent increases in mobile home parks in unincorporated areas. The urgency ordinance took effect immediately and will remain in place until the board amends the existing regulations or until Feb. 29, 2024, whichever occurs first. The moratorium does not apply to mobile home parks within the county’s nine cities. Read full story

April 13, 2023 | Community Development Commission

County of Sonoma to host Town Hall meeting regarding Elderberry Commons transition plan

The County of Sonoma will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m. to respond to community questions about the transition plan for the Elderberry Commons, formerly known as the Sebastopol Inn. The public will be invited to ask questions during the Zoom-based forum, which will be streamed live on the county’s Facebook page and on YouTube in Spanish. Read full story

April 05, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Michelle Whitman selected as executive director of Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Michelle Whitman, executive director for the Renewal Enterprise District since 2019, has been selected to lead the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. The appointment by County Administrator Maria Christina Rivera is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 18. Read full story

November 17, 2022 | Community Development Commission

Zach Powers of Sebastopol named as Housing Hero of the month

Zach Powers, a property owner in Sebastopol and native Sonoma County resident, has been named the county’s Housing Hero for the month of November as part of an ongoing campaign to address the region’s housing shortage. Read full story