Providing a range of housing options to meet the needs of our residents and accommodating Cotati's share of regional housing needs are important goals for the City. As the population of California continues to grow and pressure on resources increase, the City strives to provide residents with housing opportunities while still maintaining a high quality of life by facilitating appropriate new housing development and maintaining the existing housing stock.
The City Council has made access to healthy and safe housing for all Cotati residents a high priority. To ensure the housing needs of the community are being met, the Community Development Department administers the City's affordable housing programs and has formed strategic partnerships with a number of experienced housing service providers including the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County (HLT) and the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC).
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are also known as second units, granny units, in-law suites, or carriage houses. Within Cotati, nearly every residential property is eligible to construct an ADU.
Cotati 2023 Housing Element Update
The City of Cotati is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the City's General Plan to ensure that we're prepared to meet the future housing needs of Cotati. Under State law, every City and County in California is required to update its Housing Element to address specific requirements and submit the element to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
Cotati's Annual Progress Report on Housing
View Cotati's annual progress report on housing.
View a list of available resources to assist residents with a variety of housing needs.
Cotati General Plan (PDF)
Read the Cotati General Plan.
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For additional information about housing in Cotati, please contact the City's Planning Division at 707-665-3636.