The Housing Authority offers a range of resources for its residents to help shape the community where they live, to gain additional job skills, and to continue living, healthy independent lives.

Training Programs

Designed to give residents and low income persons within the community the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience in order to help them enter or re-enter the work-force – and achieve personal development and financial goals.

Find out more about the Housing Authority’s

Resident Council

The purpose and objective of the Resident Council is to promote resident concerns in regards to desirable housing in a pleasant and safe environment and social economic development of residents in the Housing community.

The Resident Council typically meets every 2nd Wednesday of every other month.  For questions or comments, please contact Janice Rodriguez at (805) 897-1046 or

Resident Council Board
Edith Perry
Walt Egan
Cheryl Armstrong
Gloria Moran

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The VITA program, funded by United Way of Santa Barbara County, is a free tax preparation service for families in Santa Barbara County.

Through the VITA program, tax returns are prepared and completed by IRS-Certified volunteers each year from February 1 through April 17, 2018 at nine different VITA sites located throughout South Santa Barbara County.

For the VITA site schedule in English, please click here.
For the VITA site schedule in Spanish, please click here.

Call the VITA Hotline for more information (805) 899-2313.

For more information on the UWSBC’s programs and services, please click here .

The Housing Authority is a proud member of the Financial Empowerment Partnership.