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SANTA ROSA HOUSING AUTHORITY

FACT SHEET

Quality. Affordability. Inclusivity.

VISION: We believe that all people, regardless of income level, have the right to live in affordable, safe, and healthy homes and neighborhoods.

ABOUT

The Santa Rosa Housing Authority (SRHA) was established in 1971 with the purpose of ensuring adequate,

decent, safe, and sanitary housing for income-eligible households in Santa Rosa. The SRHA consists of the Santa Rosa Housing Trust and Rental Housing Assistance programs, which are responsible for improving the quality and affordability of housing in the City.

The Santa Rosa Housing Trust Through the Rental Housing Assistance

monthly housing assistance payments for more than 2,000 households in Santa Rosa. This includes vouchers for low-income individuals and families, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and disaster survivors.

FUNDING

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

• Current annual budget

Affordable Housing Loans

$42.2 million

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

• 93% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Fair Housing

• 7% from State and local funds

Public Services

Compliance and Monitoring Mobilehome Rent Control Monitoring Learn more about each program at srcity.org/HousingAuthority


BY THE NUMBERS SANTA ROSA HOUSING TRUST

srcity.org/AffordableHousingMap

There are more than 67,000 housing units in Santa Rosa, and of that, the SRHA has provided financing and/or affordability monitoring for approximately 5,000 units, ensuring that they are rented or owned by low or moderate income households at affordable rates.

2,134 617 215

Special Needs

Legend

1,573

Mobilehome Spaces (rent controlled)

Multi-family Residential

Single Family Home Ownership

84

Project Type

367

Senior Citizen Rental Mobile Home Parks Special Needs

Single Family Rehabilitated Units

WHO DOES THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM SERVE? The voucher program serves more than 3,800 residents in Santa Rosa.

may fall into categories.

Disabled

55%

Resident Age:

Veterans

0-17 24% 18-61 49% 62+ 27% Income Sources by Households:

(Households may have more than one source of income.)

22%

Elderly

21%

csr/07.19

Project Based Vouchers

114

HUD-VASH Vouchers

414

Tenant-Based Vouchers

2018 $22.8 million

1,370

2017 $20.7 million

Public Assistance

3%

Average market-rate rent in Santa Rosa as of May 2019:

$2,143

1,898

Housing Choice Vouchers, the SRHA oversees approximately 300 portability vouchers for residents who have transferred to our

Total rental assistance payments by SRHA in past 3 years:

2016 $19.2 million

76%

Wages

Types of Housing Choice Vouchers:

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal subsidy program that helps low-income families afford market-rate, private rental housing. Voucher holders pay 30-40% of their monthly income towards the rent. The SRHA pays the balance of the rent to the owner within reasonable limits.

17%

Social Security, SSI, Pension, Veteran’s Benefits, etc.

Average monthly income for a household in the voucher program:

$1,514

Families w/Children

35%

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Average monthly rental assistance payment made by the SRHA per family for past 8 years

$1,100

$1,015

$1,000 $900 $800 $700

$780

$843

$933

$748 2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

srcity.org/HousingAuthority

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Santa Rosa Housing Authority Fact Sheet  

Santa Rosa Housing Authority Fact Sheet contains information about the programs, funding, people served, and statistics relating to affordab...

Santa Rosa Housing Authority Fact Sheet  

Santa Rosa Housing Authority Fact Sheet contains information about the programs, funding, people served, and statistics relating to affordab...

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