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

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

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

How to Create 25,000 Attainably Priced Housing Units in Our County Without Public Funding The Sonoma Independent Solution calls for rezoning 1% of the County to allow 15,000 rentals for under $900 and 10,000 homes costing under $200,000

Posted by - May 10, 2016

For tens of thousands of citizens of Sonoma County being evicted from their homes or worried about rising costs, the shortage of attainably priced housing for moderate income people has become the most urgent crisis in the County. Every political candidate and elected representative speaks of the need to address our housing crisis, but nobody

Can Moderate Income Housing Return to Sonoma County? Small homes and reduced regulations offer new solutions to a growing crisis

Posted by - October 5, 2015

Against all odds. Over the years, that’s been a powerful mantra whenever I’ve faced overwhelming obstacles and my own small-minded thinking. Instead of dwelling on the problems that could hold me back, I’d repeat this mantra to remind myself that I’ve overcome the odds before, and I can do it again. This simple maxim has