Affordable housing projects have always been tough to pay for, but at least now more local officials are recognizing them as a key need, says the incoming CEO for the nonprofit homebuilder Burbank Housing Management Corp...READ MORE
Healdsburg, one of the most expensive real estate markets in Sonoma County, is making some inroads to both create and preserve affordable housing.
The city has completed a $1.8 million deal to purchase a property on Center Street, preserving eight affordable...READ MORE
Former Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo to be advocate for Burbank Housing
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A former chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will start a new job next month...READ MORE
The Gasser Foundation, in conjunction with developer Burbank Housing, announced plans to build a 50-unit affordable housing development in south Napa.
The project, to be called Stoddard West, will be located north of Home Depot and Tulocay Creek...READ MORE
North Bay Business Journal announced the recipients of the 2017 Facilities Manager Awards, recognizing those who keep their organizations functioning.
The recipients will be recognized at a June 16 ceremony at Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa and will be profiled...READ MORE
Only yards from where ground is being prepared for hundreds of market rate apartments, Napa is supporting a smaller housing development with reduced rents for all...READ MORE
Just as Sonoma County supporters and residents prepare to kick off Affordable Housing Week to explore opportunities and solutions for our region’s housing challenges, a new report demonstrates just how dramatically our area’s affordable housing challenges have grown...READ MORE
Housing has been a passion for me. As a child, I was aware that the comfort and security I experienced was related to the pleasant home my parents were able to provide. As a young person, I was aware of the distress experienced by others who struggled in poor housingREAD MORE
NAPA COUNTY, Calif., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) announced today that $3.9 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants have been awarded to help financeREAD MORE
Some meetings of the city’s Planning Commission play to an empty house, but that’s not likely to happen this Thursday evening, Sept. 8, with at least two agenda items coming up for discussion that could affect the temper of life in Sonoma: a 49-unit affordable housing cREAD MORE
From the escalating rents facing tenants to the tight market weighing on home buyers, Sonoma County’s housing crisis is emerging as a dominant issue in the race to replace Efren Carrillo on the Board of Supervisors.READ MORE
For decades, Roseland residents have been working hard to improve Roseland. Many have thought the current preliminary efforts for the annexation of Roseland to Santa Rosa, with a Roseland specific plan being done by Santa Rosa city planners, would better their communityREAD MORE
Cities throughout the state are struggling to provide housing for middle- and low-income residents. Healdsburg is no exception. Housing is the dominant issue in this year’s election, with all six City Council candidates focused on the topic and a controversial ballot meREAD MORE
After 19-plus years, Charles “Chuck” Cornell retired as president and executive director of Burbank Housing in Sonoma County on Sept 1.
Cornell announced his planned departure earlier this year. Helen Dunlap has been appointed interim CEO as Burbank Housing ...READ MORE
In her candidate statement for the November election, Noreen Evans, who is running for 5th District supervisor, has identified $2.3 billion in the Sonoma County Employees Retirement Fund as a source for financing affordable housing.READ MORE
In Part 1 of this article, published in the August Gazette, I made the case that the desperate condition of housing affordability stems from a variety of public policy decisions. Part 2 identifies some local options for housing success.READ MORE
PETALUMA, CA - Petaluma City Manager John C. Brown has outlined city programs to address housing affordability is a new letter to the community:
The cost to rent or buy a home in Petaluma has increased dramatically in recent years. According to Zillow, during the...READ MORE
A Sonoma County affordable housing project faces a more secure future after the state Legislature moved this week to extend a deadline crucial to the $22 million project, retaining $3.8 million in state funding.
The project in question, Catalina Townhomes ...READ MORE
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $3.5 million in local and federal dollars over the next fiscal year to fund a wide range of projects benefiting disabled, homeless and low-income residents.
Sonoma Gives: Top 100 Sonoma ...READ MORE
Calling the lack of affordable housing a crisis, public officials, housing advocates and construction industry leaders gathered Thursday in Santa Rosa to consider how to build new subsidized units in Sonoma County.
While representatives of all three sectors agreed...READ MORE
For the 12th year in a row, the Redwood Empire Food Bank is hosting their Hunger-Free Summer Lunch Program for Sonoma County children 18 years of age and younger. There is a designated lunchtime at sites around the county and any child who shows up within the time...READ MORE
The Santa Rosa school district is hoping to open a charter school for career and technical education on the West College Avenue site that formerly housed the Sonoma County Water Agency.
The Santa Rosa City Schools board will meet Tuesday to discuss acquiring the...READ MORE
As Sonoma County grapples with the lack of affordable housing, one effort to help move some local families into home ownership faces uncertainty due to the aftereffects of the 2008 financial crisis.
Barring a legislative fix, crucial funding is in jeopardy for the...READ MORE
Three preliminary designs for the long-awaited Roseland Village neighborhood development will be publicly released Monday, each a uniquely different stab at a vision of urban renewal that has been raising the hopes of a neglected community for nearly a decade.READ MORE
Scott Johnson of MidPen Housing asked Roseland residents Thursday night to picture themselves as a young person standing in the huge asphalt parking lot in southwest Santa Rosa at Sebastopol Road and West Avenue.
Speaking in English and Spanish, Johnson invited...READ MORE
In today’s letters, a reader takes issue with a plan by the Santa Rosa City Schools District to build housing for teachers on a plot of land in Fountaingrove that was set aside long ago for a school. “I believe this is a gross misuse of public funds,” she wrote...READ MORE
Sonoma County supervisors are eyeing a major transformation of the former Sutter Hospital site in the hills of eastern Santa Rosa into a mixed-use housing development that could potentially bring hundreds of new units onto the market.
The Board of Supervisors is ...READ MORE
Sonoma County home builders suffered through another slow year in 2015, but building officials and others insist construction activity will increase markedly this year.
County builders took out permits for just 442 new houses, apartments and condominiums last year...READ MORE
Burbank Housing Executive Director Charles A. (Chuck) Cornell announced Thursday he will retire later this year.
The Santa Rosa nonprofit housing development agency, which manages 2,800 rental units in Sonoma County, will conduct a search for his replacement.READ MORE
A panel of housing experts is expected to lend a ground-level view Thursday in Healdsburg to the question dogging local governments: What does it take to build more affordable housing?
The moderated discussion with five developers from both the profit and nonprofit..READ MORE
Soon after my first election, an issue that came to my attention was a request for funding for the emergency shelter at the Guerneville Veteran’s Building. Upon reviewing the situation, it was clear that the shelter was primarily a community effort by local residents..READ MORE
A long-planned 79-unit low-income unit housing complex in Roseland is expected to break ground in August after the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors this week approved a much-needed $300,000 investment, the final installment needed to start construction...READ MORE
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