Affordable Housing In Santa Rosa
Sonoma County, California

Waiting List Openings In Santa Rosa

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

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Santa Rosa, California Section 8 HCV Waiting List

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

How to Apply for the Santa Rosa, California Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Rosa

Acacia Lane Senior Apartments

657 Acacia Lane
Santa Rosa, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Crossings on Aston

1536 John Richards Way
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Vista Sonoma Senior Apartments

1405 Townview Avenue
Santa Rosa, California
$910-1,089
1-2 BR

SANTA ROSA GARDEN APARTMENTS

1 KASHMIR DR
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Grays Meadow

2324 Meadow Way
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Ortiz Plaza

5360 Old Redwood Hwy
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
2 BR

Bethlehem Towers

801 Tupper Sttreet
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Windham Village Apartments

1101 Prospect Ave
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+
Subsidized

Crossroads Apartments

841 Liana Dr.
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Woodcreek Village

101 Boas Drive
Santa Rosa, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Santa Rosa

Housing Authority Programs
Sonoma County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)
City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Rosa, California

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,197 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Rosa, California.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa features 1,341 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Santa Rosa, California

There are 2,751 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Rosa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Rosa, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Rosa landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Santa Rosa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Rosa, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,796 and $2,196.

2021 Santa Rosa, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Santa Rosa, California Fair Market Rent $1,340 $1,519 $1,996 $2,825 $3,254
Santa Rosa, California Payment Standard Range $1,206 to $1,474 $1,367 to $1,671 $1,796 to $2,196 $2,543 to $3,108 $2,929 to $3,579

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Santa Rosa, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 4,197
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,341
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $61,050 ±$1,554
Median Rent $1,315 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.11% ± 2.85pp
Total Population 172,066

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Rosa is a city in Sonoma County, California with a population of 172,066. There are 64,088 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 47.3% of households in Santa Rosa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Rosa

The median gross income for households in Santa Rosa is $61,050 a year, or $5,088 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,315 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Rosa, a household making less than $4,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Rosa.

Area Median Income In Santa Rosa

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Santa Rosa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sonoma County.

In Santa Rosa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Santa Rosa

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Santa Rosa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Santa Rosa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Santa Rosa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Santa Rosa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$65,150 $74,450 $83,750 $93,050 $100,500 $107,950 $115,400 $122,850