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.

  1. Santa Rosa city leaders at preview of new Caritas family shelter and homeless services center

    New Caritas Family Shelter and Homeless Services Center to Open Downtown

    City leaders working to address homelessness received a preview of Caritas Center, an innovative new family shelter and homeless services center set to open in September. Read on...
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    Update on Efforts to Address Encampment on Old Stony Point Road

    Updated information on a large encampment located on private property on Old Stony Point Road Read on...
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    New Encampment Map Tracks City’s Efforts to Address Homelessness

    The city has launched a new encampment map and locator tool to monitor encampments and track efforts to address them. Read on...
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    Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

    The city is developing a 5-year strategic plan to address homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  5. What Home Means to Me poster contest entry

    'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority invites children who live in affordable housing or who participate in affordable housing programs to join the ‘What Home Means to Me’ poster contest. Read on...
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    City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

    City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services for the city and operate the city's homeless shelter. Read on...
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    City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

    Catholic Charities to operate new homeless services program opening early 2022, Community meeting to be held Jan. 12, 2022. Read on...
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    City Council Approves Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds

    The City will submit two co-applications to California’s Homekey grant program for up to $19 million to build and operate housing for community members experiencing homelessness. Read on...
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    FAQs on Homelessness in Santa Rosa

    Learn about the critical concern of homelessness in Santa Rosa and get answers to the some of the most frequently asked questions on this pressing issue. Read on...
  10. Section 8 Waiting List Lottery Opening1

    Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021 Additional Info...
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    Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

    Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter will reopen Friday, Aug. 27 with enhanced safety protocols to protect residents and staff and to help prevent future COVID transmission Read on...
  12. Construction of multi-family housing

    $38M in Disaster Relief Funds Approved to Build Affordable Homes

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has approved the use of $38.3 million in federal disaster relief funds for the construction of new affordable housing in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    Agreement defines under what circumstances SRPD may enforce a violation of camping ordinances on public property and establishes protocols to be followed in connection with such enforcement efforts Read on...

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