SonomaCountyRecovers: Official recovery information for Sonoma County fires

Housing Opportunities

Sonoma Complex Fire Urgency Ordinance

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has adopted several Urgency Ordinances to address the immediate need for housing for persons displaced by the Sonoma Complex Fires. Click here for more information.

FEMA Manufacturing Housing Units

FEMA transitional housing units will provide temporary housing to displaced residents for at least the next 18 months. FEMA oversees the management of enrollment of individuals into these housing solutions.  

Residents who have been displaced by the fires are encouraged to go to the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to access services for disaster relief, including housing assistance. The DRCs are open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and located at:

Santa Rosa: Press Democrat building,
427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (between Ross and 5th Streets) 

Sonoma Valley: Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

Apply online at http://www.disasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362.

This website has information on hotels/motels that have registered as available for emergency housing and provides information for impacted residents who are seeking housing. 

Aggregate Rental Housing Listings

Technology-oriented service providers are helping to quickly build up resources and information focused on access of rental opportunities in the Sonoma County area. Zillow, Airbnb and Socrata have teamed up to create a new online tool with available housing rental inventory.

The map pulls all available long-term, short-term rental and home share listings from the following sites on one map:

  • MLS Listings
  • Zillow
  • Airbnb
  • Hotpads
  • Hipcamp

In addition, these companies have also opened portals on their own websites highlighting the need and elevating awareness around this need.

If you are aware of an available housing development site or housing development resources please contact us at: HousingResources@sonoma-county.org. County staff is actively collecting information on sites suitable for temporary and permanent housing development. Please include all relevant site information including Address, APN, available utilities, and potential unit count.

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