Additional Housing Resources
CALHFA (California Housing Finance Agency)
This agency provides low-interest loans to qualified, first-time homebuyers through various participating lenders.
Contact: (916) 322-3991 or (916) 324-8088
Or please visit their website at www.calhfa.ca.gov
FHA provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories.
Please visit their website at www.fha.com
Coastal Housing Partnership: www.coastalhousing.org
2-1-1 Santa Barbara County
This is a service provided by Eden I&R, which offers free, confidential, 24-hour information to help you find affordable housing, after-school programs, tenants' rights assistance, emergency shelters, public assistance programs, and more. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If calling from a local land line, simply dial 2-1-1
If calling from a cellular phone, dial (800) 400-1572
Or please visit their website at www.211sbcounty.org
While the County does not provide direct assistance to those facing foreclosure, their 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. Please contact the agencies listed below for more information on the programs they offer.
Links to Assistance and Information:
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Services provided: Offers a Foreclosure Prevention Program that provides free legal assistance to county residents facing foreclosure. Visit http://www.lafsbc.org/ for additional information.
California Housing Finance Agency
(916) 322-3991 or (916) 324-8088
HUD Approved Housing Counselors
(888) 995-HOPE (4673)
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
IF YOU OWN A HOME THROUGH THE COUNTY'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM AND ARE FACING FORECLOSURE, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP!
Coastal Housing Partnership
Please visit their website at www.coastalhousing.org
Good Samaritan Shelters
245 E. Inger Dr., #103-B, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People
545 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
Casa Esperanza Homeless Center
816 Cacique St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103
425 E. Cota St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Legal Aid Foundation
301 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Contact (800) 669-9777
The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
This is a local public agency that provides affordable housing as well as supportive services to eligible persons whose incomes are insufficient to afford market-rate rents. The Housing Authority owns and manages hundreds of units throughout the City and also offers rent subsidies to eligible households (when available).
808 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
917 W. Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
Or please visit their website at www.hasbarco.org
Peoples' Self Help Housing Corporation
PSHHC owns and manages hundreds of affordable housing units throughout Santa Barbara County.
26 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation
This group owns and manages several affordable housing projects throughout Santa Barbara County.
11 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mercy Housing California
Mercy Housing has developed thousands of affordable housing units through the State of California. They own and operate two projects in Oxnard and are recently completed a large project for low-income families and seniors in Santa Barbara.
For more information, visit their website atwww.mercyhousing.org
Federal Fair Housing Act
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.
Whether you are buying, selling, renting, or financing a home or if you are a current tenant, homeowner, or landlord, you need to know what your rights and responsibilities are.
The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing equal housing opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, familial status or disability. If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, please call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Hotline at (800) 669-9777.
Santa Barbara County Code CHAPTER 44 - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY-LANDLORDS AND TENANTS RIGHTS AND DUTIES
The purpose of this chapter is to supplement the provisions of state law governing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants of residential property in the County of Santa Barbara and to partially mitigate the financial hardships faced by resident households through payment of relocation benefits.
This ordinance is not intended to create a substantive defense to a summary eviction or unlawful detainer proceeding.
For more on Chapter 44, please click here
If you need assistance regarding a landlord/tenant issue, please contact one of the following organizations:
1. Rental Housing Mediation Task Force: (805) 564-5420 (available to these zip codes: 93013, 93067, 93101, 93103, 93108, 93109, 93110, 93111,93117)
2. Legal assistance (attorneys provide "advice only" assistance)
The County Law Library:
Santa Barbara (805) 568-2296
Santa Maria (805) 346-7548
Low Income Legal Assistance:
Santa Barbara (805) 963-6754
Santa Maria (805) 922-9909
Lompoc (805) 736-6582
Santa Barbara (805) 963-6754
Lompoc (805) 736-6582
Additional Tenant & Landlord Issues Resources
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