By Chantelle Lee, June 25, 2020, Press Democrat.
Nearly $26 million in state grant money was approved Thursday to fund several projects in Sonoma County, including new affordable housing in Roseland and an extension to the SMART system.
The $25.8 million grant package was awarded to the city of Santa Rosa, SMART and Bay Area affordable housing developer MidPen Housing by the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency focused on affordable housing and transportation.
The state grant includes $15 million, which will fund the construction of 75 units of affordable housing at MidPen’s Roseland Village development on county-owned land on Sebastopol Road. The total estimated cost of the project is $65 million. The project will also include some market-rate housing.