The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has achieved local and national recognition for many of the innovations in housing and social services we provide the community.

We are grateful to our staff and community partners whose dedication and hard work make these accomplishments possible.

Santa Barbara/Regional

2003 – American Institute of Architects (AIA) SantaBarbara Chapter
Residential Multi-family New Construction Award
Casa de Las Fuentes
Peikert Group Architects, LLP

2002 – Partner Recognition Award – from Peoples Self Help Housing Corporation for HACSB’s ongoing support and dedication to the Victoria Hotel – August 8, 2002

2002 – Central Coast Area Agency on Aging – Older Americans Month – May 2002 for HACSB’s efforts at the Garden Court

2000/2001 – Santa Barbara County ’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

1999 – NAHRO Regional/Pacific Southwest Award – Regional Council – Sustained High Performer Award – 5 Years of PHMAP HIGH Performer Status 1998

2001 – Santa Barbara Beautiful Award for Condominiums, Apartments, Retirment Facilities – Garden Court at 1116 Del La Vina Street for outstanding contribution to the further enhancement of Santa Barbara’s beauty

2001 – Regional Merit Award NAHRO/Pacific Southwest Regional Council Award – to HACSB for quality affordable housing

Work Training Programs, Inc. – Agency of the Year Award – presented to HACSB in recognition for being a leader in the commitment to offer housing to people with disabilities. In appreciation for true partnership with our agency.

2000 – Melchiori Construction Company – Best Affordable Project

1999/2000 – Santa Barbara County ’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

2000 – Key Award – The Key to the Garden Court/1116 De La Vina – presented to HACSB by Developers Frank Thompson, Richard Bialosky and Detlev Peikert

2000 – Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers Recognition Award to HACSB for its ongoing support of the Arlington Supported Independent Living Project

2000 – Mental Health Association of Santa Barbara – Recognition Award for HACSB’s commitment to provide housing for persons with mental disabilities

1998-1999 – Santa Barbara County ’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

1997-1998 – Santa Barbara County ’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

1998 – Certificate of Appreciation – from the County of Santa Barbara and the Community Environmental Council to HACSB for their efforts in pollution prevention by properly managing hazardous waste through the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center Project

1996-1997 – Santa Barbara County ’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

1995-1996 – Santa Barbara County’s United Way Bronze Award for outstanding giving

1996 – Westside Boys and Girls Club – Recognition Award for continuing support and contributions

1996 – Youth United Not Divided Organization – Recognition Award – in appreciation for HACSB’s support of the youth of Santa Barbara

1990 – Santa Barbara Beautiful Award – 1027 E. Ortega – for outstanding contribution to the further enhancement of Santa Barbara ’s beauty

1984 – Santa Barbara Beautiful Award – WilsonCottages

1978 – Ventura County Chapter – American Institute ofArchitects – Honor Award – Elise Way Development, Leach Kehoe Architects

California

2004 – California Redevelopment Association (CRA)
Award of Excellence
Multi-Family Residential Development

2004 – California Redevelopment Association (CRA)
Award of Excellence
Multi-Family Residential Development

2003 – California State Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA)
Award of Excellence
Outstanding Planning Project Award

2003 – League of California Cities
Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

1989 – California Preservation Award – In recognition of outstanding achievement in preservation – Adaptive Re-use Victoria Street water pump house

National

2015 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Resident and Client Services for “Little Outdoor Libraries”

2014 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Project Design for “Bradley Studios”

2012 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Affordable Housing for “Artisan Court – Creative Affordable Housing”

2012 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Resident and Client Services for “Adopt-a-Room”

2009 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Resident and Client Services for “The Furniture Closet – Completing a Home”

2007 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Affordable Housing for “El Carrillo Studios”

2006 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Project Design for “Paseo Voluntario: Smart Growth Infill Development”

2005 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Administrative Innovations for the “Real 5 Year Plan – A Better Plan for the Community” 

2005 – Internal Revenue Service
Outstanding Contributions to the VITA/TCE Program and to the Community

2004 – NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation/Project Design

2004 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Affordable Housing

2003 – Grand Award – Builder Magazine (Gold Nugget Award)
“Best Redevelopment Rehab or Infill Site Plan”

2003 – Award of Merit – Builder Magazine (Gold Nugget Award)
“Best Apartment Project 1 to 3 stories”

2003 – Award of Merit – Builder Magazine (Gold Nugget Award)
“Best Affordable Project”

2003 – Best in American Living Award (BALA) – Platinum award (top level award)National Association of Home Builders
“Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community”

2003 – Best in American Living Award (BALA) – Platinum award (top level award)National Association of Home Builders
“Best Rental Development”

2001 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Program Innovation for “Garden Court”

2000 – Gold Nugget Award – Grand Award – Best in the West – presented by Builder Magazine in recognition of excellence and value for The Garden Court on De La Vina.

2000 – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Secretary’s Commendation to HACSB – In recognition as High Performer, in providing decent, safe and affordable housing and proving that public housing works

1997 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Project Design/New Project for “Details bring charm to High Density Housing Program”

1997 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Project Design/Modernization and Rehabilitation for “New images costs little more than repair project”

1995 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Project Design/New Project for “A Home for Individuals and Families Living with Aids – Sarah House”

1992 – NAHRO Award of Merit in Economic Impact for “The Prevention Alert Liaison (PAL) program for residents”

1992 – NAHRO* Award of Merit in Project Design for “The Building of Public Housing without Federal Funds”

*NAHRO (National Associations of Housing and Redevelopment Officials)