Government Shutdown Message

It’s business as usual at the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

As you may know, a partial government shutdown started on Saturday, December 22, 2018. As a result, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. Since the majority of the Housing Authority funds come from HUD, it impacts our programs. For example, the housing assistance payments for landlords under the Section 8 Voucher program are scheduled for the months of January and February 2019, and for now, the Housing Authority will operate as usual.

As we get a better sense of how long this shutdown will last, we will be able to assess future situations and communicate the information. We will keep you informed as we learn additional information about the situation.