City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority

90 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95402

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 21st, 2021, City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority serves Santa Rosa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Santa Rosa, California Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Website: https://srcity.org/599/Housing-Choice-Voucher-Section-8.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Phone: (707) 543-3300.

Open Now: Santa Rosa, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority (CSRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Terminated from HCV program due to lack of funding.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CSRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CSRHA on September 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Santa Rosa, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (707) 543-3300.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/02/2021.

About City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority

More information about City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://srcity.org/599/Housing-Choice-Voucher-Section-8.

Representatives of City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority may be available by phone at (707) 543-3300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2021, it is not known if City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority manages 1,707 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,335 8 20 336
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,082 $912 $1,460 $1,000
Monthly Cost $1,444,266 $7,296 $29,195 $336,117

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 243 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $16,330 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 64% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% include at least one person with a disability. 63% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

55% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,116. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.