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.

To qualify applicants' annual gross income must be less than:
1 person -  $40,750    4 persons - $58,150   7 persons - $72,150
2 persons - $46,550   5 persons - $62,850   8 persons - $76,800
3 persons - $52,350   6 persons - $67,500
Income guidelines may change.

Waiting List Opening:  Sept. 1, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021

Beginning September 1, 2021, the Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List. Residents who wish to be added to the lottery for a chance at placement on the waiting list must apply online between September 1 and October 31, 2021. 

Submit Your Application:

  • To apply, go online HERE (or click the image below), create a profile, and complete your application.
  • Applications must be submitted between September 1 and October 31, 2021. 
  • For more information or alternate access call 707-543-3324. 

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For Landlords

If you have a vacant unit that you would like 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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