We are pleased to announce our new dedicated office space at 595 5th St. West in Sonoma. From our inception in October 2017, we have dedicated ourselves to the long-term recovery, resiliency and reimagining of the North Bay. We remain committed to this vision.
As of November 8th, construction on the new Hopper Ave Wall is officially underway! This new wall is chosen by the neighborhood, for the people, and at no cost to them. We are making our way through this journey together -- until the last family is home.
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Bravo!After losing his home in the Coffey Park neighborhood to the Tubbs fire in 2017, Jeff Okrepkie founded the Coffey Strong community group to help his fellow neighbors organize, rise from the ashes, and rebuild. He also traveled to Redding and Paradise to help those in need with their fire recovery. Jeff turned the darkest time in his life into advocacy for people devastated by natural disasters, especially wildfires. Because of his dedication go to above and beyond to help his fellow community members, Jeff Okrepkie has been named the 2019 Disaster Services Hero. To celebrate Jeff and our other extraordinary heroes, please join us for the 2019 Heroes Breakfast on May 17th. Tickets can be purchased here: buff.ly/2FKeMoo #CalNWHeroes ... See MoreSee Less
"These numbers are more than a curiosity. They reflect a dysfunctional housing market as well as the obstacles and costs of rebuilding after the fires. They foretell looming challenges for local employers and for public programs whose funding is linked to population, among them highways, housing assistance, education and health care. And, as Supervisor David Rabbitt noted, a decline in population can portend a loss of diversity in the community."
“Either story is one of migration away from Sonoma County and a harbinger of how places like Butte County may be seeing its population change for 2018,” Sonoma State University economics professor Robert Eyler told Staff Writer Martin Espinoza." ... See MoreSee Less
“It’s not surprising to me to see the numbers declining,” said Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm. “We lost 3,100 homes in Santa Rosa, but how many people lived in each of those homes?” ... See MoreSee Less
Larkfield Estates and Mark West Estates approached Rebuild Northbay Foundation requesting assistance for approximately one mile of common perimeter fencing.
Both neighborhoods were decimated in the fires and neither neighborhood has the means to replace the fence. This is an unmet need.