The City of Sonoma’s Affordable Housing Program started in 1992 and has grown to include the oversight of over 100 deed-restricted affordable housing units. Today the program includes prequalification of potential applicants, annual reporting and oversight, and long-term planning.
The City does not build affordable housing units itself. Rather, it partners with developers and affordable housing nonprofits who do the actual building and who manage the application process, rents, etc. Some properties, such as Alta Madrona, are 100% affordable housing units. Other properties have some affordable housing units along with market-rate housing units. Currently, all new developments are required to provide affordable housing units, either by building units as part of the development or paying an in-lieu-of fee.
Want to be notified when affordable units become available in city limits? Submit your email address below to receive an email directly to your inbox when an affordable unit is accepting applications:
Sonoma Valley Affordable Housing Inventory
The map below shows affordable housing developments in the City of Sonoma and also in unincorporated Sonoma Valley. Please note units outside of Sonoma city limits are not included in the City's email notifications.