Petaluma Avenue Homes

571 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol | Map
Coming Soon

The link to the online application will be posted here on July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

For complete information on eligibility and how to apply click on the link to the flyer below:

Eligibility: The head-of-household must be 18 years or older or legally emancipated at the time of application.

The waiting list for 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units at Petaluma Avenue Homes will open July 28, 2021. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM on August 4, 2021. A lottery will be conducted for all applications received by the deadline. Only the top 300 applications will be placed on the waiting list for consideration.

Applications must be submitted online. Please visit  for more information. A valid email address is required to apply. The 24-hour support phone line will open on July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM and close on August 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Please call (833) 229-5327 for live phone support.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process.


This building is the first affordable rental building in Sebastopol in ten years and one of the first affordable rental cohousing communities in the nation. It contains 45 apartments and town homes serving low income families and seniors. Petaluma Avenue Homes was developed using the concept of cohousing, which originated in Denmark in the 1960’s. Cohousing is an innovative approach to housing where private homes are clustered around extensive common facilities in a walkable environment.

At Petaluma Avenue Homes, cohousing principles are applied in the community garden, common house, and abundant open space, encouraging all residents to come together to build their community. Green design is also featured prominently. Solar panels reduce external energy use, bioswales collect and filter runoff water to remove pollutants, and recycled materials are used in construction to reduce resource use.

Photos by McCamant & Durrett Architects.

February, 2009
Income Level
30-50% AMI
Resident Population
  • Families
McCamant & Durrett Architects
Midstate Construction
$17.0 Million
Financing Partners
  • City of Sebastopol
  • Sonoma County
  • Hudson Housing Capital
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • 9% CTCAC Tax Credits
Property Manager
Services Coordinator
West County Community Services