The following local programs offer administrative assistance with housing for individuals and families in Sonoma County, particularly those experiencing mental health challenges.
Sonoma County Coordinated Entry System
The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a “no wrong door” approach for families and individuals experiencing homelessness to access emergency shelter and housing resources. CES aims to streamline the process to qualify for shelter and housing programs, with programs including Rapid Rehousing, Transitional Housing, Emergency Shelter, and Permanent Supportive Housing. CES also publishes a guide to shelter and housing services.
Open: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM.
Call: (866) 542-5480
Office: 1500 S Petaluma Blvd
Call: (707) 800-5771
Drop in to complete application Fri 2-4 PM
Catholic Charities offers help with finding housing, including Section 8 Application process assistance. Staff aid those applying to Section 8 vouchers to go over the application process step by step.
|Office: 987 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa
Call: (707) 528-8712
|Section 8 (Alejandra Torres)
Call: (707) 308-4796
Family members, consumers, peers and service providers (age 18+) are all welcome to join. Family Service Coordination through Buckelew also offers support and system navigation to the loved ones supporting and individual who is struggling with mental health challenges. Services also include support and referrals for homeless resources.
Hosted every Tuesday from 3-4:30 PM.
|Office: 2300 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa
Call: (707) 583-5284
Disability Services and Legal Center
The Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC) provides a Housing Search Assistance Program to help disabled homeless and at-risk individuals and their families secure permanent, accessible, and affordable housing. Through this program, individuals can get search information, training, and referrals for housing. DSLC also keeps a database of current listings in Sonoma County, which clients are free to browse without an appointment.
The DSLC Housing team also has access to crisis resources for qualified individuals facing rental deposits, late rent, and other critical family needs.
DSLC also offers a monthly, in-depth Housing Workshop in Santa Rosa, where attendees learn about many aspects of finding housing, including self-advocacy, shared housing, working with bad credit history, subsidized housing, rental move-in cost assistance, and more.
By appointment only. Attendance at orientation, held every Monday at 1:30 PM, is mandatory to get started with DSLC’s housing team.
|Office: 521 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
Call: (707) 528-2745
Provides free housing counseling, information, and referrals for landlords and tenants in the areas of housing discrimination, landlord-tenant relationships, laws, and practices. Call and ask for a Fair Housing Specialist to make an appointment.
|Office: 1500A S Petaluma Blvd
Call: (707) 765-8488
La Luz Center
|Office: 17560 Gregor St, Sonoma
Call: (707) 938-5131
Offers assistance with the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for families with young children; working families; persons with disabilities; and seniors. They also offer a Family Self-Sufficiency program, which is a Section 8 program designed to assist SCHA clients in becoming independent of public assistance. The five-year program helped very low-income families receive rental assistance, along with support services designed to assist the family in overcoming barriers to employment.
This is a separate program from the City of Santa Rosa Section 8; clients are recommended to apply for both.
|Office: 1440 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa
Call (707) 565-7500
WCCS offers support services with individual case plans for residents in need of social and conflict management skills, employment, medical attention, financial guidance, and other resources to help them maintain stable housing and improve their well-being. Also offers the Rapid Rehousing program, which is an effort to reduce homelessness in the lower Russian River area through financial assistance and supportive services.
Rapid Rehousing program requires referral through CES.
|Office: 16390 Main St, Guerneville
Call: (707) 823-1640
Ask for Danielle Danforth
Call: (707) 823-1640 x 117
Beds in transitional homes are available to qualifying men in Rohnert Park through Centerpoint Drug Abuse Alternatives Center (DAAC). To qualify, candidates must be homeless, on Medi-Cal or Partnership Health, and have completed a treatment program recently.
|Chris Cincotta, Housing Coordinator
Call: (707) 544-3295 x 353
North Bay Veterans Resource Center
The North Bay Veterans Resource Center (NBVRC) assists homeless veterans or veterans at risk of imminent homelessness to find and maintain housing through case management, referrals to housing programs, and in some cases financial assistance. The NBVRC also has computers available for veteran use, clothing, and hygiene packs for those in need, as well as coffee and snacks in the waiting room.
The NBVRC has the following programs for local veterans:
- Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF): A rapid rehousing and homeless prevention program for low-income veterans and their families. Provides case management and temporary financial assistance.
- Hearn House Behavioral Health Treatment Program: A 15-bed residential program for male veterans with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
- Rocca House Transitional Housing Program: An 8-bed transitional housing program for male veterans; residents work toward training, employment, and permanent housing goals.
|Office: 444 10th St #102, Santa Rosa
Call: (707) 578-8387
Fax: (707) 578-2788