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& Announcements
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Elected Leaders Forum to Address Homelessness
The County of Santa Barbara's Community Services Department will host the next meeting of the Elected Leaders Forum to Address Homelessness, scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon via Zoom. Meeting details can be found here.
- Round I Emergency Solutions Grant- Coronavirus (ESG-CV)
On July 7, 2020 the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution authorizing Santa Barbara County HCD to apply for the formula allocation of $1,031,300.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds created by the CARES Act and administered through the Sate of California. $977,000 in ESG-CV funds will be available for award as State HCD has allocated 5.2% to the administrative entity for administrative costs. On June 16, 2020 the CoC Planning Committee voted to allocate 70% ($683,900)of Round I of ESG-CV funding to Emergency Shelter providers and 30% (293,100) of Round I ESG-CV funding to Street Outreach activities.
ESG-CV Applications are due by 5pm on August 21st, 2020
How to Access the Application HCD will conduct an initial screening to determine eligibility before distributing applications.
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In your email, please provide:
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- Brief description of activities for which you are requesting reimbursement
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PLHA Consortium, which will form a partnership with the cities of Goleta and Santa Maria on the administration of the PLHA program.
Please click the following link for: PUBLIC NOTICE & PLHA PLAN
LOAN FORBEARANCE AVAILABLE TO BORROWERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19:
At the direction of The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced they will provide payment forbearance to borrowers who have experienced a hardship resulting from COVID-19 (for example, unemployment, reduction in regular work hours, or illness of a borrower/co-borrower or dependent family member), which has impacted their ability to make their monthly mortgage loan payment...
On March 21, President Donald Trump ordered all foreclosures and evictions to cease for 60 days nationwide. This moratorium applies to most but not all mortgages. President Trump announced HUD is suspending all foreclosures and evictions for 60 days....
Many mortgage lenders have already announced help for customers who are financially affected by COVID-19. Click here for more information and links to lenders who have put out official announcements
The State also will administer a CDBG Owner-Occupied Program (CDBG-OOR), which will provide grants to eligible homeowners whose primary residence was impacted by the 2017 Thomas fire and debris flow. Click HERE for the CDBG-OOR Fact Sheet. The State is asking homeowners, landlords, and tenants whose residential property was damaged by the events to complete a survey. To complete the survey, go to: https://recover.hcd.ca.gov/and click on the eGrants Login.
The CDBG Disaster Recovery program (CDBG-DR) will provide funds to the County on a non-competitive basis for Infrastructure projects, including public facilities, such as neighborhood facilities, firehouses, public schools, and libraries, and public improvements, such as streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, parks, playgrounds, water and sewer lines, flood and drainage improvements, parking lots, and utility lines.
For more information, contact Carlos Jimenez by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (805) 568-3529
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The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care has been awarded funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to build capacity in our local Homeless Management Information System. As the HMIS Lead Agency, County HCD is seeking time limited services to assist with building capacity and improving HMIS bed coverage by supporting agencies using the data base system primarily new users. Please see the request for letters of interest and qualifications for agencies currently using the Homeless Management Information System and able to provide professional services to County HCD and the Continuum of Care. All letters need to be submitted by Wednesday, November 27 at 4pm. Click HERE for details.
The Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care releases the 2019 Point in Time Count report.Results of the biennial Point in Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness were released today. Conducted on January 24, 2019 by the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC), the Count is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and serves as a snapshot of homelessness in the county on a single night. The County and CoC provided oversight of the PIT Count, working closely with Northern Santa Barbara County United Way Home for Good, Applied Survey Research, Simtech Solutions, and more than 500 volunteers. To view the initial results, you can find a Press Release HERE and a more detailed presentation HERE. A more comprehensive report will be available later in the year.
Countywide, 1,803 persons were counted with the largest number counted in the city of Santa Barbara. The count includes 1,133 persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness and 670 persons living in emergency shelters or transitional housing. In 2017, the official PIT count was 1,860. There was a notable shift between sheltered and unsheltered persons between 2017 and 2019.
To learn more about, local efforts and planning to address homelessness, the Phase 1 Community Action Plan to Address Homelessness is available HERE.
- Temporary Eviction Moratorium Due to COVID-19 FAQ
- Loan Forbearance Information
- Continuum of Care Calendar
- Affordable Housing Resale Units
- Income Guidelines
- Additional Housing Resources
- How To Apply
- Homeless Assistance Programs
- Phase 1 Homeless Plan
- 2019 Point in Time Count report.
- 2019 Point In Time (PIT) Count
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