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Posted on: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

What Home Means to Me poster contest entry

It’s time for the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is looking for the next 13 young artists to feature in their 2023 national calen...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan


Community Input Session on Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan - May 23, 2022

Members of the community are invited to participate in a virtual Community Input Session to help shape development of the city’s new Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. This...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers


Following completion of a competitive Requests for Proposals process, City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services programs for the city. This will provide for the continued operation of the Homeless Services Center,...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The Santa Rosa City Council has approved Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa as the operator of the City’s new Safe Parking Pilot Program and has authorized funding to operate the program for two years. The program set to open in early 2022 wi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Council Approves Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds


On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the City Council agreed to submit two co-applications to California’s Homekey grant program for up to $19 million to build and operate housing for community members who are experiencing homelessness. The City will work with ...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: October 28, 2021

FAQs on Homelessness in Santa Rosa


Like most Bay Area cities, Santa Rosa is increasingly impacted by the critical issue of homelessness in our community. The City dedicates extensive resources to providing community members who are experiencing homelessness with options to receive shelter,...

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Housing and Community Services
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: 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: 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 &...

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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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