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 & Announcements

  • 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.
  • The public is invited to provide comments on a Substantial Amendment to the FY 2017-18 Action Plan, which includes a funding recommendation utilizing federal HOME funds.  Comments may be provided by email to HCD@co.santa-barbara.ca.us and by fax to (805) 560-1091, and must be received by 5:00 P.M., August 13, 2018.  The public also may attend the public hearing at 9:00 A.M., August 14, 2018 when the Board of Supervisors will hear and consider public comments.   The hearing agendas and locations are posted here . The  Draft Substantial Amendment can be viewed here.  Amendment Depot St
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

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7.

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.