The California Apartment Association is leading an effort to identify available housing for residents left homeless by the devastating fires in Sonoma and Napa counties.

Some of the displaced families are looking for short-term (up to six months) housing, just long enough for their fire-damaged housing to be rehabilitated. Others are looking for long-term, permanent housing. As the need is great and varied, CAA is calling on the rental housing industry to help identify available units.

CAA aims to provide the city of Santa Rosa, as well as Sonoma and Napa counties, with a comprehensive list of vacant units so it can be made available to individuals seeking replacement housing.CAA wants to hear from property owners willing to provide a list of their vacant units – both short-term and long-term rentals — to the city or affected counties.The association is also seeking property owners willing to make special considerations for fire victims, such as reduced move-in costs or discounted deposits for those who lost their homes.

The city and affected counties are working to assemble a variety of tools to assist tenants with acquiring transitional or permanent housing, and they need help from CAA and its members to locate the available units.

Owners who are willing to help are asked to email Mallori Spilker, Vice President of public affairs for CAA North Bay, at  or call 707-526-9526 ext. 6483.


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