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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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The CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program has expanded to make households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $111,950 for a family of four, eligible for the Program (the previous AMI was up to 80%). The program provi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Funding, Incentives Approved for Housing First

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On November 19th, the Santa Rosa City Council approved funding for the first owner-participation incentive for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Council directed staff to expand access to the Housing First risk mitigation pool as a parallel me...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Winter Shelters Open

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Participating non-profits across Sonoma County have teamed up to expand and create winter shelters for people experiencing homelessness, all of which are now open as of December 1. This effort helps unsheltered persons find relief from cold and wet weathe...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

City of Santa Rosa

The Department of Housing and Community Services is seeking input from the community on a proposal to expand the Community Homeless Assistance Program (CHAP) that will be presented to the City Council in early 2020.  CHAP currently allows for the...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

Joint Media Release from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa, CA – Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three ...

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