Housing Authority


  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    100 Santa Rosa Avenue
    City Council Chambers
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Jeff Owen, Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Tom LaPenna, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Dr. Wayne Downey, Ph.D., Commissioner
    Term expires: December 31, 2024


  • Andrew Smith, Commissioner
    Term expires: December 31, 2026 
  • Jeremy Newton, Commissioner                                               Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Yvonne A. Rawhouser, Tenant Commissioner
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  •  Scott McWhorter, Tenant Commissioner
    Term expires: June 30, 2023


Housing Authority Bylaws

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The purpose of the Housing Authority is to ensure adequate, decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified people within Santa Rosa consistent with federal, state and local laws. The Housing Authority primarily consists of the Santa Rosa Housing Trust and Rental Housing Assistance programs, both of which are responsible for improving the quality and affordability of housing in the City.

Key objectives include:
  • Set funding priorities for affordable housing production and preservation.
  • Set policy for rental assistance to approximately 2,000 families with the funds allocated by HUD.
  • Oversee monitoring of affordable housing units within Santa Rosa.

Staff Contact Information

Megan Basinger, Director

[email protected]

Steven V. Brown, Recording Secretary [email protected]