In order to receive assistance under any program operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, an applicant must meet the program income limits noted in the tables below.

*For the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV), at least 75% of annual new admissions must be at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

For 2019: Median Family Income (Family of Four) = $79,300

FFY 2019 (Effective 4-1-2019)

Income Limits - Section 8 and RAD Housing Programs

Household SizeSection 8 Housing Choice VoucherRAD - formerly Public Housing
(80% AMI)(60% AMI)
1$61,850$42,180
2$70,650$48,180
3$79,500
4$88,300
5$95,400
6$102,450
7$109,500
8$116,600

Income Limits - Supportive Housing Programs

Household SizeBradley Studios, Artisan Court The Gardens on HopeGarden CourtEl Carrillo
(60% AMI)(60% AMI)(40% AMI)(40% AMI)
1$42,180$42,180$28,120$28,120
2$48,18048,180$32,120

Income Limits - Senior Housing Programs

Household SizeSenior Non-Subsidized Housing Senior Subsidized Housing
(120% AMI)(60% AMI)
1$66,864$61,850
2$76,416$70,650

Income Limits - Workforce Housing Programs

Household SizeDowntown Workforce PropertiesGeneral Workforce Properties
(80%/120% AMI)(160% AMI)
Minimum Income Maximum IncomeMinimum Income Maximum Income
1 $10,000$56,450 (80% AMI)$30,000$112,480
2 $10,000$76,416 (120% AMI)$35,000$128,480
3 $40,000$144,000
4 $45,000$160,480
5 $50,000$173,440
6 $55,000$186,240