HACSB currently assists over 3,000 households, largely comprised of working families, seniors on fixed incomes, and persons with disabilities.
A rent subsidy program that assists eligible low-income persons and their families in obtaining affordable, decent, and safe housing by paying a portion of their rent. Eligible applicants locate a unit in the private rental market. Rent must be within the current allowed Payment Standards.
The Housing Authority’s previous 496 units, throughout the City of Santa Barbara, were transitioned out of the Public Housing program through HUD’s RAD program. These apartment units continue to be offered at affordable rents to eligible families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Income and rent are reviewed annually.
The Housing Authority’s innovative Workforce Housing Program is designed to assist members of our workforce and of our community who earn up to 80% of the area median income for Santa Barbara. The program serves those who are increasingly caught in the gap between skyrocketing rents and ineligibility for other assistance.
Many individuals seeking housing assistance also have special needs, and in many cases, simply providing housing, without the social service counterpart, is not enough. Residents benefit from a clean, safe roof over their heads as well as provided with on-site services from local community service providers ranging from mental health counseling to job placement assistance.
GRAD & YOUTH
HACSB offers two wonderful centers for academic, arts and other enrichment programs including computer labs, and homework tutoring and clubs. Each center is located on-site at one of our eastside and westside apartment complexes and are open to all families who participate in Housing Authority programs.
The Housing Authority is dedicated to assisting low income seniors to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Services such as wellness programs and case management provide support to those with limited income and few options with regard to affordable, supportive housing to meet their needs.