Why the 4% LIHTC Matters: Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Sycamore Gardens before (bottom) and after (top) renovation. Photo courtesy of HACSB. November 14, 2017 ~ S. Gimenez The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is one of the most effective tools for creating new and critically needed affordable housing, and accounts for the vast…

    Pilot Summer Program Helps Youths Earn and Learn Local businesses offer jobs, internships to teens, ages 15-19 Twelve teens went through the Earn and Learn summer work program. (Courtesy photo) Twelve local teens brushed up on their job interview skills, improved their resumes and got a lesson in money management over the summer…

Effective October 2, 2017, applications for GRACE VILLAGE SENIOR APARMENTS will be accepted. Applications will be available online at https://hacsbwaitlist.org/landing beginning at 12:00pm Monday Oct. 2, 2017 Located on upper State Street near La Cumbre Rd. Eligible applicants must be 62 years of age or older. 1-bedroom units with occupancy limited to two person households.…

    United Way of Santa Barbara County and its partners have introduced a new local collaborative called the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. The partnership is part of a national alliance of communities focused on improving third-grade reading proficiency, the No. 1 predictor of future school success. The Campaign for Grade Level Reading will…