Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Program

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Santa Rosa is implementing the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program to assist residents with rental payments through December 31, 2020. Approved by City Council on May 19, the City has reallocated over $600,000 from federal housing funds to assist up to 50 tenants who have been impacted by the current public health emergency, either through total or partial loss of income. The City has sent this plan for reallocating federal funds to this new program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approval.

The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program application period is now closed. In order to qualify for rental assistance, the applicant must have meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must have a household income at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) (See table below for income limits)
  • Must have had a loss or decrease in wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must have at least one member of the household who is a documented U.S. citizen (this person can be a minor.


Additional Resources for Rental Assistance

Undocufund

  • Provides one-time assistance up to $500/individual and $1,000/family
  • Must have at least one (1) undocumented wage earner in household
  • Must be impacted by disaster (fire, flood, COVID-19, etc.)
  • Must be a resident of Sonoma County

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)

  • Provides one-time assistance to households at or below 80% of the AMI
  • Up to $1,500 – 1,800 per household
  • Can live anywhere in Sonoma County

Salvation Army

  • Provides one-time assistance of $2,000 – 3,000 per household
  • Must have lived in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park or Cotati for at least six (6) months
  • Eligible households:
    • Have children under the age of 18 living in the home;
    • Over 55; or
    • Disabled

2020 Income Limits (effective June 1, 2020)

Household SizeExtremely Low
30% of Median
Very Low
50% of Median

60% of Median
Low
80% of Median
Median
100% of Median
Moderate
120% of Median
1 Person$23, 900 / Year
$1,992 / Month
$39,800 / Year
$3,317 / Month
$47,760 / Year
$3,980 / Month
$63,650 / Year
$5,034 / Month
$71,900 / Year
$5,992 / Month
$86,300 / Year
$7,192 / Month
2 Persons$27,300 / Year
$2,275 / Month
$45,450 / Year
$3,788 / Month
$54,540 / Year
$4,545 / Month
$72,750 / Year
$6,063 / Month
$82,150 / Year
$6,846 / Month
$98,600 / Year
$8,217 / Month
3 Persons$30,700 / Year
$2,558 / Month
$51,150 / Year
$4,263 / Month
$61,380 / Year
$5,115 / Month
$81,850 / Year
$6, 821 / Month
$92,450 / Year
$7,704 / Month
$110,950 / Year
$9,246 / Month
4 Persons$34,100 / Year
$2,842 / Month
$56,800 / Year
$4,733 / Month
$68,160 / Year
$5,680 / Month
$90,900 / Year
$7,575 / Month
$102,700 / Year
$8,558 / Month
$123,250 / Year
$10,271 / Month
5 Persons$36,850 / Year
$3,071 / Month
$61,350 / Year
$5,113 / Month
$73,620 / Year
$6,135 / Month
$98,200 / Year
$8,183 / Month
$110,900 / Year
$9,242 / Month
$133,100 / Year
$11,092 / Month
6 Persons$39,600 / Year
$3,300 / Month
$65,900 / Year
$5,492 / Month
$79,080 / Year
$6,590 / Month
$105,450 / Year
$8,788 / Month
$119,150 / Year
$9,929 / Month
$143,000 / Year
$11,917 / Month
7 Persons
$42,300 / Year
$3,525 / Month
$70,450 / Year
$5,897 / Month
$84,540 / Year
$7,045 / Month
$112,750 / Year
$9,396 / Month
$127,350 / Year
$10,613 / Month
$152,800 / Year
$12,733 / Month
8 Persons$45,050 / Year
$3,754 / Month
$75,000 / Year
$6,250 / Month
$90,000 / Year
$7,500 / Month
$120,000 / Year
$10,000 / Month
$135,550 / Year
$11,296 / Month
$162,700 / Year
$13,558 / Month

These are the City of Santa Rosa’s standard Income Guidelines based on United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY2019 Income Limits. Some projects may be subject to alternate income limits. HUD may apply adjustments to areas with unusually high or low family income, uneven housing cost-to-income relationships, or high rental costs in relation to median income. According to HUD guidance, income limits are rounded up to the nearest $50.