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7C Housing Repair and Weatherization

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City of Santa Rosa
Economic Development and Housing Department 707-543-3300
County of Sonoma Community Development Commission
Housing Rehabilitation (Repair) Program 707-565-7555
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Disability Services & Legal Center
DSLC Housing Access Modification Program 707-528-2745
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North Coast Energy Services
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 707-495-4417
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Rebuilding Together Petaluma
Rebuilding Together Petaluma 707-765-3944
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Rebuilding Together Rohnert Park and Cotati
Rebuilding Together - Rohnert Park and Cotati 707-792-2851
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Rebuilding Together Sebastopol
Home Repair and Rehabilitation 707-829-2133

7D Low Income and Subsidized Housing

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Burbank Housing Development Corporation
Affordable Housing 707-526-9782
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PEP Housing
Petaluma Ecumenical Properties 707-762-2336
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Petaluma People Services Center
SHARE Sonoma County - Shared Housing and Resource Exchange 707-477-2759
Salvation Army Silvercrest Residences Inc
Independent Housing for Seniors 707-544-6766
Housing

Housing

With a less-than-1% vacancy rate, finding housing in Sonoma County can be very challenging. The following list includes some things to consider when searching for housing:

  • Check your local, low-income housing inventory and apply to their properties and wait lists.
  • Apply for Section 8 – a housing assistance program for low-income households – in your city and/or county.
  • Treat your housing search like an employment search; create a rental packet that includes a rental resume (complete with your rental history, basic information, references, etc.), a cover letter to introduce yourself and highlight traits that make you a desirable tenant, current credit report, income statements, and letters of reference.
  • Search on-line sites and network with family, friends, and social groups.
  • Act quickly and be responsive! There is a lot of competition in today’s housing market, which means you need to be ready to respond quickly to potential landlords.
  • Consider a share rental or adding a roommate to your household. Shared rentals can be more affordable and easier to locate than traditional housing in some areas.
  • Get help! There are some government programs and local non-profit organizations that can assist with providing rental assistance and paying security deposits.
  • Know your rights! If you are served with a 3-day, 30, 60, or 90-day notice to move, seek legal advice immediately. If you cannot afford legal assistance, there are local, non-profit groups that can assist you.