About Us

The Department of Housing & Community Services develops and administers affordable housing programs and oversees homeless services in Santa Rosa. The Department also provides staff support to the City's Housing Authority.

Santa Rosa Housing Authority

The Santa Rosa Housing Authority serves to ensure adequate, decent, safe, and sanitary housing for income-eligible households in Santa Rosa and strives to improve the quality and affordability of housing in the city.

Vision, Mission and Values

  • Vision: We believe that all people, regardless of income level, have the right to live in affordable, safe, and healthy homes and neighborhoods. 
  • Mission: We build community and improve the quality of life for all Santa Rosa residents.
  • Values: We are agents for change. We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our team works compassionately, creatively, inclusively, collaboratively and respectfully to achieve our mission.

Key Program Areas

  • Rental Assistance administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program, provides rental referrals, affordable apartment contacts, emergency assistance referrals and fair housing information.
  • Santa Rosa Housing Trust administers affordable housing development, rehabilitation loan programs, home ownership program referrals, Housing Allocation Plan contracts, federal and state reports.
  • Homelessness Solutions administers homeless service contracts, providing support for a drop-in center, emergency shelters, a street outreach program, and housing resources.
  • Mobilehome Rent Control offers information on mobilehome parks and the City's Mobilehome Rent Control Program.