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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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The Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2017 Fire Survivors: Last Chance to Apply for a CalHome Disaster Loan

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Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild, are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2021, for a gap financing reconstruction loan of up $100,000. The Housing Authority is offering low...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

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The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Resolves Industrial Drive Encampment, Continues Outreach to Unsheltered Community Members

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach Team (HOST)...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Provide Input on Plan to Distribute Federal Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Funds

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds that it will receive fo...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

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Update: 2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input dur...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: January 28, 2021

$38M in Disaster Relief Funds Approved to Build Affordable Homes

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In October 2017, the Tubbs fire destroyed over 3,000 residential units in Santa Rosa, constituting a loss of approximately five percent of the City’s housing stock. In response to the 2017 wildfires, the United States Department of Housing & Urban Dev...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin Retiring Dec. 30

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Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin will be retiring on Dec. 30 after 21+ years of service with the City of Santa Rosa. Dave joined the City as the Program Manager for Affordable Housing in 1999 and was promoted to the Director of Housing a...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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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 individuals exper...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

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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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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

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The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) will reopen to new shelter intakes on Friday, Aug 27, providing emergency temporary sheltering to those experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa. 

The facility, which is o...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The City is inviting proposals from qualified homeless services providers to operate a Safe Parking Pilot Program, beginning early 2022. The program will provide community members who are experiencing homelessness a place to safely park their vehicle or R...

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