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Supervisors Face Historic Affordable Housing Vote to Permit Trailers & Tiny Homes Sept 27 meeting to consider policy recommendation extending temp housing designation to county's lowest cost housing

Posted by - August 29, 2022

Tomorrow afternoon, September 27, Supervisors will, for the first time ever, consider a change in policy that would allow some of the more than 10,000 low income renters on private rural property to remain in their safe, affordable trailers and tiny homes without fear of eviction from county code enforcement.  The Sonoma Independent urges citizens

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

Homeless Action! Joins Effort to Stop Sonoma County Government Evictions Organization calls county vacate orders for nearly 200 low income renters from trailers and modest dwellings "shameful"

Posted by - November 16, 2021

Sonoma County Homeless Action! announced on November 10, 2021 that it will support the Stop All Government Evictions (SAGE) campaign in its effort to urge the Board of Supervisors to pass a moratorium on Permit Sonoma evictions of low income renters. Homeless Action issued a press release, which can be read here,   is the region’s

Campaign to Stop All Government Evictions Petitions Sonoma County Supervisors Sonoma County code enforcement has ordered more than 1,000 affordable dwellings vacated during the past decade, causing hundreds to become homeless

Posted by - November 4, 2021

The government of Sonoma County has secretly become one of the largest destroyers of affordable safe housing in the North Bay. Although it spent more than $100 million to create, sustain and subsidize affordable housing last year, and although our political representatives frequently state that affordable housing and homelessness is a top budgetary and legislative