Housing & Community Services

We strive to build community and improve the quality of life for Santa Rosa residents by administering affordable housing programs, overseeing homeless services, and enforcing building and zoning codes.

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    Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan Year One Outcomes

    Report on the City's progress toward implementing year one of its five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. Read on...
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    Warming Center to Open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

    A temporary drop-in warming center will open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Friday, February 2 for residents who need a place to get out of the forecasted heavy rains and gusty winds. Read on...
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    Community Input Needed on Housing & Services

    The City is seeking community input to help guide the 2024-2027 Consolidated Plan, determining how federal funding will be used to meet housing and community services needs and set priorities in Santa Rosa over the next three years. Additional Info...
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    HOST Team Prepares to Expand Outreach to Unhoused Residents in Downtown

    The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), which is funded by the City and operated by Catholic Charities, is preparing to launch expanded outreach services in downtown Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    New Homes for the Holidays at Laurel at Perennial Park

    Residents are settling in at Laurel at Perennial Park. The new affordable housing complex is at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, destroyed by the Tubbs Fire, and provides homes for low-income seniors. Read on...
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    Construction to Begin on Disaster Recovery Project to Build Affordable Apartments in Roseland

    All financing is now in place, clearing the way for construction of the new Burbank Avenue Apartments complex in Roseland and marking a milestone in Santa Rosa’s wildfire recovery. Read on...
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    City Council Approves Allocation of $2.3M HOME-ARP Grant to Combat Homelessness

    The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) and Catholic Charities will receive the HOME-ARP funding to provide supportive services aimed at preventing homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Free Virtual Fair Housing Law and Practice Seminar for Housing Providers

    Property owners and managers are invited to a free virtual seminar on Nov. 8. City and County housing officials will join Housing Advocates of Northern California to present important information related to fair housing laws. Additional Info...
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    Milestone Disaster Recovery Project “Laurel at Perennial Park” Welcomes Residents

    City celebrates opening of Laurel at Perennial Park, a new affordable housing development for seniors at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park. Read on...
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    Down Payment Assistance Loan Programs - Sept 27 Webinar/Meeting

    Santa Rosa residents looking to buy their first home may be eligible for up to $175,000 in down payment loan assistance. An informational webinar, with an in-person location to view the webinar, will be held Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Additional Info...
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    Caritas Homes Phase One Opens in Downtown

    Caritas Homes Phase One is now open in downtown Santa Rosa, providing affordable housing for chronically homeless residents. Read on...
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    Point-in-Time Count Shows 30% Fewer Residents Experiencing Homelessness in Santa Rosa

    Results from the 2023 Point-in-Time Count show the City of Santa Rosa in coordination with the County is successfully addressing homelessness. Read on...
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    Ordinance Governing Camping on Public and Private Property

    The Santa Rosa City Council has approved the first reading of an update to the City's ordinance governing camping on public and private property. If approved following a second reading on Aug. 22, the ordinance will become effective on Sept. 22. Read on...
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    Housing Authority Awards $8.5M in NOFA Funds for Four Affordable Housing Projects

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has awarded approximately $8.5 million in 2023-24 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) loan funds to help create up to 158 new units of affordable housing and to preserve and rehabilitate 49 units in the city. Read on...
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    New Affordable Homes for Farmworker Families in Rincon Valley

    Construction framing has begun on MidPen Housing's new Mahonia Glen development. Local and state support helped make the project possible, including $4.9 million from the Santa Rosa Housing Authority. Additional Info...
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    Deadline Extended to Apply to the Waitlist for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    The deadline to apply to participate in the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist has been extended to July 14, 2023. Read on...
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    City of Santa Rosa Awarded Nearly $3.9M in State Funding to Resolve Encampments

    The grant funding will be used to help residents who live in encampments in Southwest and Southeast Santa Rosa move off the streets and into housing. Read on...
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    Safe Parking Program Completes Successful First Year of Operation

    The City’s Safe Parking Program has successfully helped to reduce vehicle encampments and homelessness throughout Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Caritas Village Receives $5 Million Thanks to Assemblymember Jim Wood's Efforts

    On May 19, 2023, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) presented Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa with a check for $5 million from the state of California to help launch Caritas Center in its first year. Read on...
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    City Proclaims Affordable Housing Month, Emphasizes Fairness, Inclusion, and Justice in Housing

    May is Affordable Housing Month! Learn about the City's commitment to affordable housing and projects in the pipeline to provide more affordable homes in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Leasing of New Affordable Apartments at Former Journey's End Mobile Home Park Site

    Journey's End Mobile Home Park residents who were displaced by the Tubbs Fire can apply through May 15 for priority leasing at a new affordable apartment complex being built at the same site. Read on...
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    Construction to Begin on New South Park Commons Affordable Apartment Complex

    Construction of South Park Commons, at the former Bennett Valley Senior Center site, will provide much-needed affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless residents. Read on...
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    Leasing to Begin for New Affordable Housing Complex in Downtown Santa Rosa

    Residents interested in living at the new Caritas Homes affordable housing complex under construction in downtown Santa Rosa should apply to Burbank Housing's interest list by April 20, 2023. Read on...

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