Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the Deaf

National study finds deaf, hard of hearing, and those in wheelchairs told about fewer homes
WASHINGTON – Well-qualified homeseekers who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as homeseekers who use wheelchairs, are told about fewer available housing units than comparable homeseekers who can hear and walk, according […]

August 12th, 2015|Featured, Housing|Comments Off on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the Deaf|

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?|

Petaluma Bounty Fights Food Waste Turning Food Insecure Recipients into Participants

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program has awarded Petaluma Bounty a $10,000 grant for the Bounty Hunters Bi-lingual Network during the 2014- 2015 season. Began in 2006, Petaluma Bounty Hunters gleaning program’s focus continues to be to increase access to healthy food by harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables in local gardens, homes, and farms that would otherwise go to waste. […]

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|

Housing crisis plagues Petaluma


Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:32 a.m.

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Soaring rental costs, a lack of inventory and rising home prices are making it very difficult for people to stay, or find a home in Petaluma.

The City of Petaluma is looking to collect public input on present […]

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|

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant – It Will Help You Keep Your Housing

You landlord wants you to be a responsible tenant.  When you rent, you MUST do the following:

pay your rent and utilities agreed upon promptly each month.
keep your home and common areas clean and sanitary
properly operate plumbing, electrical and heating systems
maintain the unit in good shape without intentionally or carelessly destroying the premises
maintain the unit and facilities as your found […]

October 2nd, 2013|Housing|0 Comments|