City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority
90 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,669 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is among the 50% of California housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 73 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average California housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/30/12 Plan
2011 5/10/11 Plan
2010 6/4/10 Plan
2009 5/12/09 Plan
2008 6/23/08 Plan
2007 6/28/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 6/22/05 Plan
2004 12/10/04 Plan
2003 7/1/03 Plan
2002 9/5/02 Plan
2001 6/24/02 Plan