About Us

The Department of Housing & Community Services develops and administers a variety of affordable housing programs, oversees homeless services, and enforces building and zoning codes in Santa Rosa. The Department also provides staff support to the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Rosa.


We believe that all people, regardless of income level, have the right to live in affordable, safe, and healthy homes and neighborhoods. 


We build community and improve the quality of life for all Santa Rosa residents.


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

The Department 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

The Santa Rosa Housing Trust administers affordable housing development, rehabilitation loan programs, home ownership program referrals, Housing Allocation Plan contracts, federal and state reports.

Homeless Services

Homeless Services administers homeless service contracts, providing support for a drop-in center, emergency shelters, a street outreach program, and housing resources.

Mobilehome Rent Control

Mobilehome Rent Control offers information on mobilehome parks and the City's Mobilehome Rent Control Program.

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