Rents are high in Sonoma County and vacancies are low. It’s a great time to be a landlord, and a not-so-great time to be looking for a rental.

That’s why we celebrate the local landlords who rent to COTS.

We’ve been able to house hundreds of people – children and adults – thanks to dozens of landlords who believe in our programs and our participants. Sandro Rossini rents us several units in Rohnert Park for our Permanent Supportive Housing program for people who are disabled and who have been homeless for a long time.

He rents to us, he says, because there is a huge need for housing—a need he can help meet.  Also, COTS makes a tangible impact on an issue that he cares about. “They are not wallowing around in theory,” Sandro says. “They are finding solutions and making them work.”

“I would recommend it,” Sandro says. “Go in with your eyes open because there are benefits and there are trade-offs. …The staff at COTS really wants to take care of tenants, make sure they’re stable. And that means they also want to hang on to the housing and keep the landlords happy. They’re responsive and good to do business with.”

Claire Werner and her husband John rent two houses to COTS: one for our Integrity Housing program and one for our Rapid Re-Housing program.  “We’re helping people get back to where they belong—in a home,” Claire says.

“These homes are our assets,” Claire says. “I have to use them in a way that’s good for my family, but the beauty of these programs is I can make it good for another family, too.” The fact that she can count on COTS to pay the rent on time and do regular inspection and maintenance means that can forego the cost of a property manager and pass the savings along to our clients.

Thank you, landlords! Every day you entrust us with your most valuable assets. We work hard to ensure that that trust is earned.

To learn more about becoming a COTS Landlord, please contact Linda Perry, Housing Programs Senior Manager, at lperry@cots.org or (707) 765-6530 ext. 104.