The Housing and Community Development division uses federal, state, and local funding to provide a variety of public service programs and public facility projects including Affordable Housing, Grants Administration, and Redevelopment Successor Agency Housing Fund activities.

News and Announcements

  • The next Continuum of Care Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018.  To see agenda click here
  • The Community Services Department's Division of Housing and Community Development releases a Notice of Funding Availability for several grants and loans to support programs and services for low-moderate income persons and special needs populations such as elderly, disabled, homeless, people with mental illness, people experiencing abuse, and person's with HIV/AIDS. Funds support public services and capital projects that will serve Santa Barbara County residents. To view the full NOFA, click HERE. Applications are completed in ZoomGrants, links to each of the applications can be found on Page 8 of the NOFA. Applications and instructions are specific to funding source.  
  • The next regular meeting of the Human Services Commission will take place Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Mark's of the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, CA. Agenda is attached here.

  • The County of Santa Barbara, Division of Housing and Community Development recently conducted a Notice of Funding Availability process to solicit proposals for the County's application to the State of California for their 2018 Emergency Solutions Grant Program (2018 State ESG). On July 19th the Continuum of Care (CoC) Review and Rank Committee met to make recommendations for the allocation of the County's estimated award amount of $326,955. Click here to see the Committee's recommendations and for more information.
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for adults

2-1-1 is a comprehensive information and referral system connecting people quickly and effectively to health and human services, disaster relief and public information. The 2-1-1 helpline is available to every resident of Santa Barbara County. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect to 2-1-1, try 800-400-1572.

Santa Barbara County 2-1-1

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for youth

The Federal Fair Housing Act and California state law protects your rights. Everyone should be able to rent or purchase a home as long as you qualify financially. No one may be denied housing based on his or her race, gender, color, nationality, religion, disability, marital, or family status.  

Landlord-Tenant Issues

The Federal Fair Housing Act and California state law protects your rights.

for children

While the County does not provide direct assistance to those facing foreclosure, the Department of Housing and Community Development works closely with local community organizations that offer assistance, including foreclosure prevention workshops, housing counseling services, and other programs that may be helpful for households at risk of foreclosure.  

Foreclosure Assistance & Prevention

The Department of Housing and Community Development works closely with local community organizations that offer assistance.