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HACSB and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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2020 Census – Everyone Counts!



The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) continues to monitor and follow the guidance provided by the State of California, the County of Santa Barbara’s Public Health Department, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the impact of the potential spread of the coronavirus “COVID-19”.

All of our agency lobbies and property management offices will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.  All non-urgent, non-emergency work orders and housing quality standards inspections are also postponed until further notice.

Our top priority is the safety of our residents, staff, and communities we serve.  As a local public agency, HACSB performs “essential governmental functions”, as such our agency staff will continue to be available via phone, email, and the online portals.

Because we anticipate a higher than normal call volume, we respectfully ask for your patience as we work on answering and returning all calls.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience during this time.

ATTENTION PARTICIPANT/RESIDENTS: please click here for additional information.

ATTENTION LANDLORDS: please click here to access the landlord page for additional information.

Resources Available Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Click here for a list of resources available to families and individuals.

Click here for more information regarding Economic Inpact/Stimulus Payments.

HACSB does not endorse or sponsor any of these activities.  We are sharing information that comes our way and may be helpful to you and/or your family.

Census 2020

The most important thing that someone can do to avoid potential person-to-person contact is to respond in one of the three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. 

  • Respond to the U.S. Census online at
  • If you need help or prefer to respond by phone, the Census Bureau has toll-free phone numbers available every day from 4 AM to 11 PM Pacific Time. Toll free numbers are provided in 13 different languages
  • Some households in areas with limited or no Internet access will receive a paper form on the first mailing, but everyone who has not responded online or by phone will receive a paper form in mid-April that can be returned by mail.

Responding online, by phone, or by mail will minimize the need for Census takers to go out into the community, making this the best possible strategy at a time where everyone is trying to limit person-to-person contact.

Who We Are

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is an award winning local public agency that provides safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services to eligible persons with limited incomes.

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2nd Story Associates

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara's affiliate non-profit, 2nd Story Associates, is a Public Benefit Corporation established in August, 2007.

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Our 2019 Annual Report

The Housing Authority Commission and staff promise to continue to work with all who share our commitment to social justice, to answering the needs of our low income neighbors and to turning challenges into opportunities.


Our 5-Year Action Plan

The 5-Year Action Plan sets forth the perspective of the Housing Authority on the community's affordable housing needs and charts a course to help address these demands for the period 2019 - 2024.


Developments on the Horizon

400 W. Carrillo St. - Proposed Development
The Housing Authority in collaboration with the City of Santa Barbara is proposing to develop below-market rental housing for Santa Barbara's middle-income workforce at this site, also known as the Carrillo/Castillo commuter lot.

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