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…

For 18 years, the Housing Authority has offered free income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). VITA offers FREE tax help to individuals and families with income of $54,000 per year or less, persons with disabilities and seniors. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Click…

A multi-million dollar plan to help Santa Barbara’s homeless Hosted by Jonathan Bastian • Dec. 21, 2018 In the City of Santa Barbara, housing leaders came up with a bold plan: build 40 tiny homes on the corner of Carrillo and Castillo Street for the city’s poorest and most vulnerable residents to live in. The…

  Paul Wellman (file) La Casa de la Raza may have found a champion in the city’s Housing Authority, which proposes to pay its debts and build low-income housing at the site, as well as preserve it as a community center Proposes Loan to Pay Debts, Continue Community Hub, and Build Housing Friday, December 21,…

A tiny home example presented to City Council (courtesy of the City of Santa Barbara) TINY HOMES FOR HOMELESS COMMUNITY MEETING ON WEDNESDAY Source: Housing Authority of the city of Santa Barbara NOV 27 2018 10:55 AM HOMELESS EMERGENCY AID PROGRAM ”TINY HOMES” COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEETING Community members are invited to a community outreach meeting regarding…

Community members are invited to a community outreach meeting regarding a grant application submitted to the County of Santa Barbara Housing and Community Development Division for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funds. The City of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, Cottage Hospital, PATH Santa Barbara and…

Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Johnson Court Apartment Complex Will Serve Struggling Veterans Thursday, October 11, 2018 By Tyler Hayden The city’s Housing Authority broke ground Monday on Johnson Court, a 16-unit apartment development for very-low- and low-income veterans. The project, city officials said, is in keeping with the wishes of the former property owners,…

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