The Community Development Department is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the City's housing programs and policies. Information regarding the City's Affordable Housing Policies, Housing Element, Fair Housing Services, and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is available. For further information, please call 530-661-5823.
The information provided on this website applies only to City of Woodland programs and policies. For information on the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8), please contact Yolo County Housing at 530-662-5428.
Renters Academy Classes
Legal Services of Northern California will present renter’s academy classes on October 27, November 3, and Nov 10. Topics covered will include (1) applying for rental housing and common rental housing issues, (2) credit report and tenant screening reports, and (3) overcoming barriers to stability (employment and housing). Classes are sponsored by Empower Yolo.Renter's Academy Flyer
Affordable Housing Rental Opportunities
Loans for First Time Homebuyers
The City of Woodland offers loans for low-income, first-time homebuyers. While funding is not available at this time, please contact Dan Sokolow at 530-661-5927 or email for information on the program and to be added to the interest list for first-time homebuyer loan assistance.
Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness
In partnership with the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and the Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, and Winters, City of Woodland staff has participated in the development of a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Yolo County. Local Ten-Year Plans to End Homelessness are encouraged by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and are result-oriented plans that incorporate cost-benefit analyses, prevention, housing and services innovations, and best practices.
Throughout 2009, city staff, service providers, lenders, business owners, city council members, police officers, mental health professionals, and local citizens have actively discussed the issues causing homelessness. The result of these efforts is a collaborative and strategic plan for addressing homeless in Yolo County and its Cities in a ten year period. The Yolo County Ten-Year Plan, One Piece at Time: Ending and Preventing Homelessness for Yolo County Residents, was adopted in early 2010.
Grid Alternatives - Solar Electric Systems
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to families that need financial savings most. GRID Alternatives will install solar electric systems for homeowners at low - or no-cost if they meet income and affordability requirements. Contact GRID Alternatives at 916-588-9279 to find out if you qualify. You can also find out about the programs GRID Alternatives offers by visiting their website.