Affordable Housing

Revisions to Affordable Housing Convenants (April 2018)

Over time the City of Rohnert Park has entered into a number of covenants with owners of multi-family housing projects within the City.  Some of the covenants set forth occupancy limits for affordable units that differ from current California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH") guidelines on residential occupancy standards.  The DFEH guidelines currently recommend occupancy standards of two persons per bedroom plus one additional person for the overall affordable rental unit.

The City is amending any covenant that differs from DFEH's guidelines to read:  "The maximum size of a household occupying an Affordable Unit shall be two (2) persons per bedroom plus one (1) additional person.  This standard may be modified, as necessary to comply with any occupancy standards that may now or in the future be established by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing's  ("DFEH") in their guidelines on residential occupancy."

The City of Rohnert Park invites low-income families with minor children to rent below market rate (BMR) units in the City.

Sonoma County Affordable Housing Inventory
https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/Affordable-Housing-Inventory/

Contact information for Housing Resources

HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) San Francisco Regional Office
One Sansome Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA  94104
(415) 489-6400
www.hud.gov

DFEH (California Department of Fair Employment and Housing)
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA  95758
1-800-884-1684
www.dfeh.ca.gov

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
1314 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A
San Rafael, CA  94901
(415) 457-5025
www.fairhousingnorcal.org

Burbank Housing
790 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA  95405
(707) 526-9782
www.burbankhousing.org