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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    City Council to Consider Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds

    Staff will seek approval to 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...
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    City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

    The City of Santa Rosa is inviting proposals from qualified homeless services providers to operate a Safe Parking Pilot Program, beginning early 2022. Read on...
  4. 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...
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    2017 Fire Survivors: Last Chance to Apply for a CalHome Disaster Loan

    May 31, 2021 is the deadline for 2017 fire survivors who have not yet started to rebuild to apply for a low interest, deferred payment Cal Home Disaster Loan. Read on...
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    Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

    The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program has completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses. Read on...
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    City Resolves Industrial Drive Encampment, Continues Outreach to Unsheltered Community Members

    The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area and has provided 27 individuals with shelter placements and services. Read on...
  9. Handing the Keys Over

    Provide Input on Plan to Distribute Federal Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Funds

    The Annual Action Plan to distribute the City’s share of federal funding for housing, homelessness, and community development is available for review and public comment by April 2nd. Read on...
  10. Update_City Council Homeless Services Study Session

    Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

    A February 9 study session provided an in-depth review of the City's current programs and future proposals to address homelessness. Read on...
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    $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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  13. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved plans to address encampment on Trail 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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