Santa Rosa Housing Series

The following series of City Council meetings are designed to provide information on actions and opportunities specific to housing development, from the review process to funding.

Links to the reports can be found at: www.SRCity.org/HousingSeries

 FEBRUARY 23, 2016

Funding Resources for Housing: Revenues that can be redirected and/or adjusted for housing projects

Process Improvement Action Plan: Process improvements specific to the […]

February 18th, 2016|Housing|Comments Off on Santa Rosa Housing Series|

Is your home fit to live in?

When a landlord rents property to a tenant as a place to live in, the property must be in a “habitable” condition.  “Habitable” means fit to live in.  It is important that you know what to do if your home you are renting is not fit to live in.  We have received many calls in the last week about […]

April 5th, 2015|Housing|Comments Off on Is your home fit to live in?|

CAN A LANDLORD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN KINDS OF TENANTS?

Both federal and state of California law protects the following classes of people from discrimination in housing (a “class” is a group of people who have common characteristics or attributes such as skin color, gender, etc.).

Disabled people have significant protections when they rent living space. First, when you are seeking a rental, landlords are not allowed to ask […]

February 25th, 2015|Housing|Comments Off on CAN A LANDLORD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN KINDS OF TENANTS?|

Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors new phone number and information

The Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors Office provides free procedural and legal information to Small Claims litigants regarding their rights and responsibilities under California Law. They help claimants with a variety of issues and disputes. Most common are landlord-tenant disputes, unfulfilled contracts, complaints about contractors and disputes among neighbors. About 50 percent have already filed claims or received a […]

May 7th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|

Ten Tips for Tenants

Tip 1: Bring your paperwork. The best way to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the landlord: a completed rental application; written references from landlords, employers, and colleagues; and a current copy of your credit report.
To Get a Copy of Your Credit […]

April 16th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|

Cotati woman pursuing a ban on indoor apartment smoking | The Press Democrat

Staff Writer Guy Kovner, 2/27/14

 

Orozco, 33, and her 2-year-old daughter bundle up against the chill and use space heaters for meager warmth for the sake of their health, she said.

“Living here has been nothing less than a nightmare,” said Orozco, a divorced single mother.

Her condo shares attic space with a neighbor who smokes tobacco, and turning on the furnace […]

February 27th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|