In October 2017, wildfires destroyed more than 5,000 homes in Sonoma County.
In the immediate months after the fires, Habitat’s ReStore provided over $400,000
in home goods and services to survivors.
Now, Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is providing temporary housing
for fire survivors, and dramatically increasing the number of affordable permanent homes
we create to help rebuild our community.
Sonoma Wildfire Cottages
The Sonoma Wildfire Cottages are under construction, with move-in anticipated by August 2019.
The nine Cottages will provide temporary rental housing for 2 to 5 years for fire survivors working to rebuild or secure other permanent housing.
These 1- or 2-bedroom homes range from 380 to 744 square feet and are located together on the Medtronic campus in Santa Rosa.
The Cottages also are an important demonstration project for modern construction technologies
to inform the future of building in Sonoma County.
Habitat for Humanity Sonoma County is partnering with renowned Hurricane Katrina Cottage developer and designer Marianne Cusato.
Design and installation of the Cottages is helping expand Habitat’s capacity to build more homes even more quickly and efficiently.
If you lost your home in the October 2017 wildfires and still need help with housing, please complete an Interest Form.
Sonoma Wildfire Cottages Partners
Expanding Sonoma County’s Capacity to Rebuild and Recover
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is opening a Pre-Fab Construction Factory
and Construction Trades Training Center in mid-2019.
The new Factory will cut construction costs, shorten build times, and create new revenue
streams for affordable housing.
To address the severe shortage of skilled construction labor to help rebuild Sonoma County,
Habitat has partnered with the Santa Rosa Junior College Construction Trades program to
begin training construction students at Habitat’s Factory beginning in 2019.