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HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

The Home Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBA) enables homeless families residing in shelters, survivors of domestic violence, seniors and persons with HIV/AIDS, to receive housing assistance. It provides these very-low income families and individuals with rental subsidies, making market rate housing units affordable to them. It results in their successful transition from homelessness to maintaining decent and affordable housing.

All participants are referred by various emergency shelters, transitional shelters or non-profit service providers, including the Buckelew Programs, Oaks of Hebron, Becoming Independent, Catholics Charities Phase II, YWCA, Community Action Partnership, Committee on the Shelterless, and Face to Face. The County of Sonoma, Human Services Department, Division of Adult and Aging Services refers very low-income seniors.

Program participants coming from emergency or transitional shelters are limited to those households that are involved in a self-sufficiency plan and have secured supportive services that are necessary to obtain self-sufficiency. TBA funds also may be used to assist persons displaced due to locally declared disasters.

Only very-low income applicants are eligible and Section 8 regulations are applicable. The TBA program is administered similar to the HUD Section 8 program.

The TBA program helps the very low income and the most vulnerable people in our community.