La Luz Opens New Sonoma Office


The Grand Opening Celebration of Valley Oak Homes where La Luz has its first ‘branch’ office was held on September 25th

“And what a lovely office it is!!” says Maritza Barajas, La Luz Family Advocate, who will spend Thursdays there providing outreach and referral services.

“Our strategic partnership with SAHA (Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, of Berkeley) stemmed from their request for assistance in evaluating rental applications screenings,” says La Luz Executive Director Juan Hernandez.  “It was then that we realized the great benefit that offering our services on site to the residents would provide. This is strategic partnership at its best and a great example of being able to empower a community in a beautiful setting.”

Valley Oak Homes is a sustainable 43 unit complex for low income families, with a central open space/playground, multipurpose room, common kitchen and homework/computer room, community garden and bike path.   It is located at 19344 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, opposite Maxwell Village Shopping Center. 


La Luz staff and board members celebrate

Sonoma Mayor Ken Brown, La Luz Family Advocate Maritza Barajas, La Luz Board Chair Claudia Mendoza-Carruth 


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