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

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  •  Stephen Burke, Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  •  Leora Johnson-Morgan, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Dr. Wayne Downey, Ph.D., Commissioner
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Jeffrey Owen, Commissioner                                                 Term expires: December 31, 2022


  • Diane Test, Commissioner
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Phil Olsen, Commissioner
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  •  VACANT, Tenant Commissioner
    Term expires:



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:
  • Administer contracts with developers of new affordable units pursuant to the Housing Allocation Plan.
  • Commit funds to developers of new affordable units
  • Provide rental assistance to approximately 2,000 families with the funds allocated by HUD to the City of Santa Rosa.

Staff Contact Information

David Gouin, Executive Director dgouin@srcity.org
Karen Arents, Recording Secretary karents@srcity.org