Housing Search Assistance
The Housing Search Assistance Program's focus is to provide housing search information, training, and referral to people with disabilities seeking accessible and affordable housing.
The current housing market has made it increasingly difficult for people with disabilities to secure adequate housing.
Our Santa Rosa office maintains a file with current listings in Sonoma County which DSLC clients are free to browse through without an appointment.
Our housing team also has access to crisis resources for qualified individuals facing rental deposits, late rent and other critical family needs. These resources include the HCA and Season of Sharing funds, among others.
Come to our Housing Search Assistance Program's orientation held every Monday at 1:30 PM, to get started with DSLC's housing team.
At our monthly in-depth Housing Workshop we will examine many aspects of house-hunting, including:
- Advocating for your needs.
- Roomates and shared housing.
- Selling yourself to landlords.
- Working with bad credit history or prior evictions.
- Subsidized housing.
- Community resources for rental move-in cost assistance.
- Tips for keeping your rental and stretching your dollars.
DSLC's housing team is actively involved in advocacy efforts directed at systems change on local, state and national levels. Our housing team works closely with the Sonoma County Housing Authority, City of Santa Rosa, Continuum of Care, Task Force on the Homeless and other municipalities, housing agencies and groups working towards the development of affordable, accessible housing.