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Sonoma County rent assistance programs.

Charities, government agencies and churches provide financial assistance for rental expenses. Get emergency help with housing costs, including security deposits, back rent, moving costs or landlord application fees in Sonoma County. Several agencies can help families facing an eviction apply for financial aid, which may come in the form of a grant, or they offer legal aid or section 8 housing vouchers. The funds are intended to pay a portion of overdue rent, however there may also be assistance for other expenses such as security deposits and other housing related costs.

The most common name of the programs in Sonoma County include homeless prevention or rapid rehousing. However the agencies that do offer some form of rent assistance may also call their programs by other names. Any type of funding paid out is usually combined with other support, such as help in locating permanent housing as well free legal aid in entering a payment plan on back rent and otherwise preventing an eviction.

Close the Gap from the Petaluma Services Center
1500 Petaluma Blvd. South
Petaluma, CA, 94952
Phone number is 707-765-8488
Rent help is available only for senior citizens only that meet income limits and that live in Petaluma.

DSLC Housing
21 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, California, 95401
Main phone - 707-528-2745
Staff will help the disabled in Sonoma County. They have an application process for grants from HCA or SOS. The money can be used for back rent or paying security deposits as well. They are also partners of the Task Force on the Homeless.

Rent grants and housing referrals
Call (707) 565-2108 for information from non-profits organizations.

Face To Face
Main address is 873 Second Street
Santa Rosa, California, 95404
The main phone number fore the charity is 707-544-1581




La Luz Center
17560 Greger Street
Sonoma, CA, 95476
One time rental assistance, which may be in the form of a loan, is offered. They use HCA funds to stop an eviction, and rehousing can assist with a deposit for families or single parents with children.

Season of Sharing Fund
Limited financial aid is for housing costs. This may include energy bills, rent, moving costs, or security deposits. They also take partner in state funded programs.
600 Morgan Street Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401, 707-575-8342
209 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, California, 95448, dial 707-433-6161
This office is for the elderly only - 30 Kawana Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404, dial 707-525-0143

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, California, 95403. To apply, dial 707-575-4910. Another intake site is at Committee on the Shelterless on 900 Hopper Street, Petaluma, CA, 94952, 707-765-6530.
Grants are issued for everything from rent arrears to more. Clients also participate in case management, can get help in locating an affordable apartment in Sonoma, and can apply for loans for rent or utility deposits and more. This is also combined with budgeting classes.

Friends in Sonoma Helping
Dial 707-996-0111

Wallace House Community Services
Location is 126 North Main Street
Cloverdale, CA, 954253346
Transitional housing is combined with help in obtaining state identification, vouchers for food, funds for a deposit, and other homeless assistance programs for immigrants.

Legal Aid of Sonoma County
144 S E St Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA
Phone - (707) 542-1290
Free, pro-bono legal aid tackles housing and civil matters. Low income families as well as seniors can get eviction advice and help in dealing with landlords.

Sonoma County Housing Authority
1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-4107
They process applications for public housing from the government as well as section 8, which often has a waiting list.





Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
1300 North Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, California, 95401
Phone: 707-544-6911
The non-profit tackles homeless and assists tenants with eviction notices. Money for rent as well as bills such as energy or transportation is offered. They also have staff that provide mortgage counseling and applications to rental subsidies from HUD or the state of California.

Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps operates everything from emergency shelter to rent programs and transitional housing. There is also furniture or additional support for veterans and youth in Sonoma County. Call the charity at 707-542-0981, or stop by the office at 93 Stony Circle.

By Jon McNamara

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