"A little piece of Walden in downtown Santa Rosa".
Santa Rosa Creek Commons is a limited-equity housing co-op for all ages located on two acres in downtown Santa Rosa, 60 miles north of San Francisco. We have 27 units: studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, a community room, laundry and garden bordering a wooded creek.
We wish to live cooperatively and resolve conflicts peacefully. Issues are decided by consensus. Every adult is on the board of directors. All are asked to work at least eight hours per month by serving on two committees and taking part in monthly cleanups. We manage and maintain the property. We have monthly meetings, at least one potluck as well as social and educational events.
Members buy shares, the price based on size of unit ($12,000 to $20,000), and pay monthly carrying charges that are very affordable (ranging from $600 to $850). Once here, most members stay anywhere from a few years to several decades.
For the past 30 years, ten units have been reserved for those eligible for low-income housing assistance. (State qualification, processed by SRCC.) These shares were $1200 to $3700, and the monthly charge was 25 percent of income plus 10 percent of assets over $5,000.
Those currently on our waiting list and anyone interested in one of these units, please take note: We paid off our mortgage early, June 2012, and as of July 2012 we are no longer regulated by the state. We are in the process of re-creating a mixed-income program. Until we figure out how to do it on our own, we are using the old form to determine eligibility.
Regardless of the outcome of our decisions, SRCC intends to always remain a multi-family, multi-income affordable limited equity housing cooperative. It might get cheaper to live here. Or it might not. We just don't know yet. STAY TUNED.
For all applicants, the process of getting on our waiting list includes several interviews, participation in a work day, a social event, attending two board meetings and attending one committee meeting. Once approved, you could be on the waiting list for months or years.
Or you might be able to rent a unit while going through the process to become a member.
We only occasionally rent. If a unit is currently available, it is listed below. If there is nothing below, then, you guessed it, no rentals are available at this time. Renting is one of the ways to live here while you are going through the process to join the waiting list. Once approved, you can buy in immediately (if you are ready) and you already live here.
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887 Sonoma Ave #20
Santa Rosa, California 95404-6501 United States
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Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.