Grassroots Legal Guide for Low Impact Tiny Homes & Trailers Adhering to the historic legalization of Sonoma County’s most affordable and ecological housing can be challenging

Posted by - April 22, 2023

Earth Day 2023 arrives with exciting good news for thousands of lower income renters in Sonoma County whose ecologically low impact tiny homes and trailers were previously illegal. Two major code changes now provide, for the first time, a pathway to legalization. The new Permit Sonoma code enforcement regulations, which took effect April 13, 2023,

SAGE Campaign to Stop Permit Sonoma Evictions Results in Historic Vote for Alternative Housing 12 months after Sonoma Independent exposé & petition, Supervisors vote 5-0 to become first CA county to legalize trailers, tiny homes & composting toilets

Posted by - December 27, 2022

Thousands of Sonoma County residents living in trailers and tiny homes will feel safer in the new year, thanks to a December 6, 2022 vote by Sonoma County Supervisors to end a code enforcement process that has caused the eviction of 200 residents per year from alternative affordable safe housing. Supervisors voted 5-to-0 to approve

Housing Groups Join 3,000 Petitioners Urging Supervisors to End Permit Sonoma’s Eviction War on the Poor Housing rights campaign for renters of trailers & tiny homes now supported by Homeless Action, Legal Aid, Tenants Union & Rabbitt opponent Blake Hooper

Posted by - February 4, 2022

On January 25, during a Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors meeting to set the legislative agenda for 2022,  a growing group of housing activists and representatives from local civic groups urged the Board of Supervisors to pass a moratorium on code enforcement evictions of people living in safe alternative housing. More than 3,000 people have

Will Supervisors Vote to Stop Permit Sonoma’s Cruel Eviction War on the Poor? Code Enforcement Now Forces Twice As Many Low Income People Into Homelessness Than County Government Acquires Housing For

Posted by - January 23, 2022

On Tuesday, January 25, the Board of Supervisors will be meeting to set their legislative agenda, in advance, for the entire year.  Last year, Supervisors did not have a single discussion about how they might ease Permit Sonoma’s draconian enforcement policies, which, during a desperate housing crisis, have caused the eviction of about 200 low

How Permit Sonoma’s code enforcement prevents safe and affordable housing By forcing 200 low income residents from trailers and tiny homes each year, the county criminalizes the most popular affordable housing option in California

Posted by - January 7, 2022

In the past year, Permit Sonoma, the county’s code enforcement agency, has caused the eviction of about 200 low income alternative housing dwellers.  Well over 90% of these residents are being removed from trailers, tiny homes and converted barns and made homeless for what government officials claim is their own “health and safety.” During the

How Composting Toilets can Help Solve our Affordable Housing Crisis Permit Sonoma orders eviction of over 100 low-income renters annually for composting toilets or black water tanks, adding to homeless crisis

Posted by - November 4, 2021

Four years ago, in the midst of a skyrocketing housing market, I decided that the only way I was going to be able to remain a Sonoma county resident was if I got creative. So, with most of the money I had, I built myself a tiny house. Since then I’ve been able to live