Affordable Housing

Overview


The Town of Windsor has an active affordable housing program. Through the Town’s Redevelopment Agency, we have assisted in funding many affordable housing projects throughout Windsor.

Our goal is to expand the supply of quality, affordable housing for low, very low, and moderate income families.

Because of our limited budget, the Town often partners with non-profit affordable housing builders for maxim leverage. Burbank Housing of Sonoma County is the Town’s most active partner in the construction of affordable housing; the Town however has assisted in financing a wide variety projects.

View a summary of affordable housing units and a map of their location.

​News


Sonoma County Housing Authority opens its housing choice voucher waitlist lottery

Sept. 24, 2021: The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications from Oct. 1 until Nov. 1, 2021, for its Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery. The Housing Choice Voucher program - formerly known as the Section 8 program - provides financial assistance to very low-income individuals and families to enable them to afford housing in the private rental housing market.

You can verify if you are income-eligible by visiting https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/Housing-Authority/Applicants/. Seven hundred and fifty applicants will be randomly selected, screened for eligibility, and notified in early December that they have a place on the new waitlist. Those who are not selected this time will be notified and are welcome to reapply when the waitlist reopens in approximately 24 months. 

Applications are due Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, by 5 PM if submitted in person at the Housing Authority’s offices, or by 11:59 PM if submitted online. Applications can be completed online at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 or in person at the Housing Authority’s offices at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

For more information, contact the Sonoma County Housing Authority at (707) 565-1848/TDD (707) 565-7555 or send an email to scha.update@sonoma-county.org/