Measure W Fund for Community Housing - Fund Expenditure and Working Group Information

Community Development Agency

Measure W Fund for Community Housing 

Measure W Tax Area

On November 6, 2018, the voters of West Marin passed Measure W to establish the West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax area. In recognition of the impacts of visitors to the area, the increase in the transient occupancy tax approved by the measure will provide increased funding for enhanced fire/emergency services and long-term community housing. The CDA will administer the Measure W Community Housing Fund. The measure allows for an ad-hoc working group to help inform CDA’s recommendations to the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The Working Group will be comprised of between five (5) and nine (9) members as selected by the CDA Director. Oversight for the Measure W Community Housing Fund is provided by the Measure W West Marin TOT Oversight Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Housing and Federal Grants Division or at (415) 473-6697.



Community Housing Funding Application

Funding Applications for Measure W Community Housing Fund

Applications for funding opened on January 6, 2020. Completed applications for projects within the Measure W Tax Area may be submitted on an on-going basis.

The priorities identified by the Measure W Working Group on Community Housing and approved by the Board of Supervisors include:

  • Housing Needs Study
  • Housing Production, including permanent rental housing, homeownership, and transitional/temporary rental housing
  • Rental Assistance and Security Deposit Assistance
  • Set aside for future larger projects

More information about the priorities, funding allocations, and application process can be found in Application Guidelines provided below.

Application Materials

Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

Application Guidelines

Fillable PDF Application Form

Housing Acquisition and Construction Project Budget

Housing Study and Rent & Security Deposit Assistance Project Budget

Applications may be submitted via email, mail, or in person to one of the addressed below.

Email applications may be sent to Housing and Federal Grants Division at this email address.

Mailing Address/Physical Address (if dropping off application):

County of Marin
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
Attn: Housing & Federal Grants Division

Questions may be submitted to the Housing and Federal Grants Division.

Measure W Documents

Measure W Working Group Members

Measure W Working Group

The Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) Director, Brian Crawford, appointed nine (9) community members that live or work in West Marin to participate on the Measure W Working Group on Fund Expenditures for Community Housing (Working Group) in July 2019. The purpose of the Working Group is to identify housing needs in West Marin, such as rental support, new construction, and housing for persons with disabilities which will receive Measure W funds. The Board of Supervisors and County staff will consider the group recommendations when awarding funds to specific projects using Measure W proceeds.


Patrick Brown - lives in Stinson Beach

Arianne Dar - lives and works in Bolinas

Scott Hochstrasser - lives in Tomales

Elizabeth Hollis - lives in Marshall and works in Point Reyes

Kit Krauss - lives and works in San Geronimo

Ben Lowrance - lives in Stinson Beach and works in Bolinas

Socorro Romo - works in Point Reyes

Melinda Stone - lives and works in Bolinas

Kim Thompson - lives in Inverness and works in Point Reyes

Working Group Meetings

Working Group Application

The application to serve on the Measure W Working Group is closed. The application will re-open in Summer 2021.