Renters whose total yearly family income falls below 50% of the income limit as set yearly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Sonoma County area, are eligible to have their rent subsidized under this program. Because the interest in this program far exceeds the available funding, a waiting list is established and managed by the Housing Authority.
Persons in Family
Unit Size
1 - 2
2 - 4
4 - 6
6 - 8

How it Works

If the waiting list is open, you may fill out a "Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery Form" and answer all the questions. Selection is made by lottery. If you are already on the waiting list and your mailing address changes, be sure to fill out the Waiting List Update Form (PDF).

When a Voucher is available to issue to you and you have reached the appropriate position on the applicant Waiting List, a letter is mailed notifying you to call to schedule an appointment.

We verify that the information supplied by you is true and accurate, and notify you of your eligibility.

Once it is verified that you are eligible, you will attend a briefing workshop where you will be issued a Voucher.