HACSB’s Workforce Housing Program provides housing options to those households in a community who have professions making average to above average income levels but are still priced out of local housing markets.

This program hopes to make it possible for more people to be able to live where they work, in Santa Barbara. This approach not only benefits participants by lowering housing and transportation costs, but it also benefits the entire community by minimizing the environmental impact of commuting.


  • Below market rental rates
  • Well-maintained properties
  • Responsive management
  • Pets allowed (with deposit)
  • Security Deposit payment plan
  • Online rent payments available

Income Restrictions:

Household SizeMinimum Income Maximum Income (160% AMI)
1 $30,000$140,000
2 $35,000$160,000
3 $40,000$180,000
4 $45,000$199,840
5 $50,000$215,840

Current Vacancies:

Below market unit available for Workforce applicants.  Applicants must have income below 160% AMI as noted above and demonstrate a rent to income ratio of no more than 50%. Brief income inquiry required to determine qualified applicants.

Middle-Income Workforce Application – CLICK HERE