Sonoma County affordable housing efforts to receive over $2.5 million in grants from Kaiser Permanente

18 October 2021

Construction work continues at the Sage Commons affordable housing project along College Avenue, at Cleveland Avenue, in Santa Rosa on Friday, August 6, 2021. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Kaiser Permanente will give over $2.5 million in grants to support Sonoma County affordable housing projects as part of an ongoing effort to help the region rebuild and recover in the wake of the 2017 North Bay firestorm.

The Sonoma County Housing Fund, an initiative by the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber, and a separate fund being launched by the Renewal Enterprise District, a joint-city-county agency, will each receive $1 million.

Peter Rumble, chief executive of the chamber, said the fund will use money to make loans to help cover pre-development costs for affordable multifamily projects in Santa Rosa and across the county.

The San Jose-based Housing Trust Silicon Valley will put in additional millions to the local housing fund as part of a matching partnership.

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