HOME - Tenant Based Rental Assistance

The HOME – Tenant Based Rental Assistance program provides eligible residents with a rental subsidy to help pay their rent for up to two years. Residents who are at or below 60% of the area median income are eligible to apply (see below). Additionally, to be eligible for the City of Santa Rosa’s HOME program you must lease a rental home within the Santa Rosa city limits, and you cannot receive rental assistance from any other federal program.

Income Limits
(60% of the area median income as determined by HUD)

1 person:           $48,900    2 Persons:         $55,8603 Persons:         $62,820  4 Persons:         $69,780
5 Persons:         $75,4206 Persons:         $81,0007 Persons:         $86,5808 Persons:        $92,160

How Much Subsidy Can You Get?

The amount awarded in a HOME subsidy varies depending on income and family size. Participants can expect to pay 30-40% of their monthly income toward rent of a unit - within reasonable limits. The remainder of the rent payment will be paid by HOME to the rental property.

How to Apply - Waiting List Currently Closed

A waiting list has been established to help administer HOME funding received by the City of Santa Rosa from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The waiting list is opened periodically at which time residents are invited to apply to the waiting list. Once the waiting list closes, a lottery is used to determine which applicants will be placed on the waiting list and in what order applications will be reviewed for eligibility. The waiting list is currently closed.

Address Look Up Tool

Participants approved for Santa Rosa’s HOME program must lease a rental home within the Santa Rosa city limits. Click here or on the image below to determine if a property you are interested in renting is located within the city limits:

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Please Note:  A HOME subsidy is NOT a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher, and you cannot receive a HOME subsidy if you receive rental assistance from Section 8 or any other federal program.