How It Works

The Homes for Sonoma Solution

Homes for Sonoma formed with the belief that housing is our county's greatest need. Before losing 5000 homes to wildfires, our region was already in crisis. With that in mind, we came up with a plan to address both immediate recovery and our long term housing shortage.

Homes for Sonoma built and funded the first community for fire survivors following one of California’s largest natural disasters. In 2018, six survivors were able to move into five one-bedroom modular homes in Windsor, California. The homes are rented below market-rate and under new disaster legislation they can stay for up to three years. Homes for Sonoma is actively looking for additional land to build a second community.

In addition, the team at Homes for Sonoma is looking to build more affordable, permanent housing in ways that are more innovative and less traditional. This includes creating a program for private homeowners to put our cottages in their back yards as accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) more commonly referred to a granny or in-law units.

Who Are You?

I Need A Home

We currently have no cottages available. Please check back in December 2019.

I Want to Buy A Home

Property owners interested in buying a home as a backyard unit in 3-5 years.

I Have Land To Rent

Property owners with over 5 acres interested in leasing or donating land.

I’d like to be notified when homes become available.

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