Sonoma County Community Development Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Santa Rosa, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.
Sonoma County Community Development Commission serves Sonoma County.
|Sonoma County, California Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Riverfield Homes, 4-bedroom Project-Based Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 1, 2019, until July 31, 2019.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
This waiting list had the following preferences: Seniors (62+ years old) and Disabled.
500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.
"The SCHA online application stated as of August, 2019 that, "We anticipate that the waitlist lottery will reopen within 12-24 months sometime between July 2020 and July 2021."
For more information, visit the SCHA website.
Last Updated on 08/31/2019.
How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCDC) waiting list for 4-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Riverfield Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 6, 2020, until February 7, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Please note: This waiting list was specifically for households with five-ten members that require 4-bedroom units. Households with fewer than five people were not eligible for this list.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the SCDC website.
Sources: This information was verified by the SCDC website, as of January 16, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Healdsburg, California.
Last Updated on 02/07/2020.
More information about Sonoma County Community Development Commission can be found on its website at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Community-Development-Commission/.
Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT.
As of 04/23/2018, Sonoma County Community Development Commission is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sonoma County Community Development Commission manages 2,753 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$996||$46||$1,658||$879||$1,297||$1,113|
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 316 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 57 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $16,471 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 44% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
25% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 22% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.
23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Sonoma County Community Development Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Sonoma County Community Development Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $402 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $892. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $91.
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.