Sonoma County Housing Authority

1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
(707) 565-7500

Sonoma County

Section 8 Voucher Wait List   Open
  • logo
  • Ending: Jul 01, 2019
    Mon 08:00 AM


The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications for its new Housing Choice Voucher lottery waiting list from July 1-31, 2019. Applications may be completed online at  www.w
Read More

Public Housing Wait List   Open
  • logo
  • Ending: N/A


Read More

About Sonoma County Housing Authority

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission has been administering affordable housing programs since 1978. The CDC administers a range of programs designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners and tenants and to encourage commercial revitalization. Rental assistance is offered to lower income tenants through subsidized rents. Rehabilitation loans are offered to landlords to maintain existing affordable rental units. Lower income owner-occupants are provided financial assistance to rehabilitate their home.

Mission Statement

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is dedicated to promoting decent and affordable housing, revitalizing communities, and supporting public services that increase economic stability for County residents. We are committed to providing services in an effective, efficient, and respectful manner.

Program Summary for Sonoma County Housing Authority

Sonoma County Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Sonoma County Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 510 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Sonoma County Housing Authority administered a total of 436 Section 8 Vouchers. Sonoma County Housing Authority currently has Section 8 as its program type. Sonoma County Housing Authority is located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 and serves the city of Santa Rosa. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Sonoma County Housing Authority at, (707) 565-7500 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Sonoma County Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 8
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 436
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 510
Waiting list for the Sonoma County Housing Authority is currently Open

2018 Income Limits for Sonoma County, CA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Sonoma County, CA:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $28,850
  • $33,000
  • $37,100
  • $41,200
  • $44,500
  • $47,800
  • $51,100
  • $54,400
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $17,300
  • $19,800
  • $22,250
  • $24,700
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $46,150
  • $52,750
  • $59,350
  • $65,900
  • $71,200
  • $76,450
  • $81,750
  • $87,000

2017 Fair Market Rents for Sonoma County, CA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Sonoma County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1047 $1213 $1572 $2288 $2770

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Santa Rosa Housing Authority Santa Rosa Housing Authority Santa Rosa CA 264 525 Open 1.87 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the city of Napa Housing Authority of the city of Napa Napa CA 1,375 N/A Closed 26.64 Miles Contact
Lake County Housing Commission Lake County Housing Commission Lower Lake CA 224 N/A Open 32.86 Miles Contact
Marin Housing Marin Housing San Rafael CA 2,145 496 Open 32.96 Miles Contact
Vallejo Housing Authority Vallejo Housing Authority Vallejo CA 2,305 N/A Open 35.68 Miles Contact
Fairfield Housing Authority Fairfield Housing Authority Fairfield CA 882 N/A Open 40.38 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Sonoma County Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

Contact Housing Agency


Affordability Calculator

Please enter your MONTHLY gross income

(income before taxes...numbers only)

You should not to be paying more than


on your rent mortgage each month Why ?

Sonoma County Quick Facts

Population: 500,292
Persons Per Household: 2.57
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 19.1%
Homeownership Rate: 60.1%
Housing Units: 205,696
Yearly Income Per Person: $32,835
Median Household Income: $63,356