Sonoma County Housing Authority

1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95403

Sonoma County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Sonoma County Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Sonoma County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Sonoma County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Altamira Family Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
Crossroads, Fetters, Logan Place, Downtown River, Fife Creek Commons, and Windsor Redwoods Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
Petaluma River Apartments and Mill District Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
Kings Valley Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Lindberg Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Fisher Senior 1, Fisher Senior 2, and 575 and 579 Vallejo Street Senior Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Sonoma County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Sonoma County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The SCHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from October 1, 2021, until November 1, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete the application in person at the SCHA office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

750 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SCHA public notice on September 27, 2021.

Last Updated on 11/02/2021.

Closed: Altamira Family Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Altamira Family Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 16, 2020 until December 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Altamira Family Apartments in Sonoma, CA has 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Units

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call SCCDC to request a paper application.

Please note: According to SCCDC  "One-bedroom waitlists are for households consisting of one to four persons. Two bedroom waitlists are for households consisting of two to six persons. Three bedroom waitlists are for households consisting of three to eight persons"

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences. The one-bedroom waitlists will be limited to no more than 300 applicants, the two-bedroom waitlist will be limited to no more than 150 applicants and the three-bedroom waitlist will be limited to no more than 100 applicants.

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Sonoma and Healdsburg, California.

Last Updated on 03/31/2022.

Closed: Crossroads, Fetters, Logan Place, Downtown River, Fife Creek Commons, and Windsor Redwoods Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3-Bedroom apartments at Crossroads, Fetters, Logan Place, Downtown River, Fife Creek Commons, and Windsor Redwoods Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 17, 2021, until September 17, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the SCCDC to request the paper application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

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

For more information, visit the SCCDC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SCCDC public notice on August 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Guerneville and Windsor, California.

Last Updated on 09/18/2021.

Closed: Petaluma River Apartments and Mill District Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list apartments at Petaluma River Apartments and Mill District Apartments is closed.

The SCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 23, 2022, until July 1, 2022, or until 300 applications were received for each waiting list. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Petaluma River Apartments, Petaluma (1 Bedroom Units)
  • Mill District Apartments, Healdsburg (1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Units)

Please note: According to the SCHA public notice, "A separate application is required for each waitlist."

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the SCHA to request an application.
  3. Print the paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was dropped off at the SCHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

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

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SCHA public notice on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Petaluma and Healdsburg, California.

Last Updated on 07/02/2022.

Closed: Kings Valley Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Senior (62+) Project Based Voucher waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Kings Valley Apartments is closed.

The SCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 26, 2020, until July 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

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

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Cloverdale, California.

Last Updated on 04/01/2022.

Closed: Lindberg Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Senior (62+) Project Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Lindberg Apartments is closed.

Applications were last accepted from June 26, 2020, until July 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

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

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Petaluma, California.

Last Updated on 04/07/2022.

Closed: Fisher Senior 1, Fisher Senior 2, and 575 and 579 Vallejo Street Senior Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Fisher Senior 1, Fisher Senior 2, and 575 and 579 Vallejo Street Senior Apartments is closed.

The SCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 23, 2022, until July 1, 2022, or until 300 applications were received for each waiting list. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the SCHA public notice, "A separate application is required for each waitlist."

There were three ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the SCHA to request an application.
  3. Print the paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was dropped off at the SCHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Seniors (62+ years of age)

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

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SCHA public notice on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Petaluma, California.

Last Updated on 07/02/2022.

About Sonoma County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Sonoma County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Sonoma County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sonoma County Housing Authority manages 2,705 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,292 1 88 16 283 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,073 $411 $1,800 $1,005 $1,330 $976
Monthly Cost $2,458,907 $411 $158,379 $16,077 $376,396 $13,670

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sonoma County 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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 Housing Authority 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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Sonoma County Housing Authority 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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Sonoma County Housing Authority

Kings Valley Apartments

100 Kings Circle
Cloverdale, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Riverfield Homes

25 Adeline Way
Healdsburg, California

Don Bennett Senior Apartments

1275 Lindberg Ln
Petaluma, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Altamira Family Apartments

20269 Broadway
Sonoma, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR