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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    A Success Story: From Homeless to Home Sweet Home

    The City's primary homeless services provider, Catholic Charities, shares the story of one man's successful journey out of homelessness and into housing. Read on...
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    City Council Authorizes 5-Year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

    On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Santa Rosa City Council authorized a five-year strategic plan, which outlines actions to achieve 'Functional Zero' homelessness by 2027. Read on...
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    ‘Housing Heroes’ Can Open Doors to Affordability

    A message from Councilmember Tom Schwedhelm and Supervisor Chris Coursey encouraging more homeowners and property owners to consider the need and benefits of renting to tenants who hold housing vouchers. Read on...
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    City Prepares Warming Center in Advance of Extreme Weather Conditions

    Preparations are being made to open a drop-in Warming Center in downtown Santa Rosa once extreme weather conditions are forecasted by the National Weather Service. Read on...
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    Grand Opening of Linda Tunis Senior Apartments

    Santa Rosa Housing Authority joins with PEP Housing to celebrate the opening of new affordable housing complex for seniors in Rincon Valley. Read on...
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    Santa Rosa Homeless Services Move to New Caritas Center

    City funded services for community members experiencing homelessness are being relocated to the expansive, newly opened Caritas Center, operated by Catholic Charities in downtown Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Housing Heroes Campaign Shines Light on Housing Crisis and How to Help

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are teaming up to celebrate “Housing Heroes” to encourage greater participation in housing rental assistance and home-sharing programs. Additional Info...
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    Santa Rosa Housing Projects Approved for Homekey Funding

    State’s Homekey program to fund Caritas Center and St. Vincent de Paul Commons, creating new housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    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...
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    '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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    $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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