City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority

90 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
(707) 543-3300

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Santa Rosa, California.

City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority serves Santa Rosa.

Other City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Santa Rosa, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority (CSRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in May 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Santa Rosa, CA is about 55 miles north of San Francisco, CA.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at a Santa Rosa Public Library branch location.

Once the application has been completed, it must be postmarked and mailed to the CSRHA no later than May 31, 2018.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to lack of funding.

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

For more information, visit the CSRHA website, or call the office at (707) 543-3300.

Last Updated on 07/01/2018.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/16/2018, it is not known if City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority manages 1,690 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,343 14 22 299
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $958 $787 $871 $856
Monthly Cost $1,286,110 $11,017 $19,164 $255,812

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.