Section 8

Section 8 Housing

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal subsidy program that helps low-income families afford market-rate, private rental housing in the city limits of Santa Rosa. Voucher holders pay approximately 30–40% of their monthly income towards the rent. The City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority pays the balance of the rent to the owner within reasonable limits.


The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program offers rental assistance to qualifying residents.

    To qualify, applicants’ annual gross income must be less than:

    1 person-  $37,800       4 persons - $54,000    7 persons $67,000

    2 persons- $43,200   5 persons - $58,350     8 persons $71,300

    3 persons- $48,600        6 persons - $62,650

    Income Guidelines may change.


    For Landlords

    If you have a vacant unit you'd like us to add to our current list of rent referrals, please fill out the Notice of Vacant Rental Unit Form (PDF) and submit it to us by mail, email, fax (707-543-3317), or in person at our front counter located at 90 Santa Rosa Avenue. You may also call us at 707-543-3300 to have it listed.

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