Housing and Community Development

Housing and Community Development Division


Public Notices 

For all CDBG grantees, please complete the required CDBG Estimated Disbursements form, click here.


Capital Loan Committee Meeting: May 20, 2015


DRAFT 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and DRAFT 2015-16 Action Plan available

The County of Santa Barbara's Draft Consolidated Plan for Plan Years 2015-2020 is available for public review. 

The Consolidated Plan identifies priority needs, short- and long-term goals and strategies to achieve those goals. It serves as a strategic planning document for implementing HUD programs and satisfies reporting requirements for the HUD’s CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. The Consolidated Plan includes the draft 2015-2016 Action Plan, which is also available for public review. The public review period for these documents is Monday, March 23, 2015 through Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


The draft Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Action Plan will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at 9am on Tuesday April 21, 2015 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway #141, Santa Maria, California.


Please send any questions or comments via email to HCD@co.santa-barbara.ca.us or call Dinah Lockhart at 805-568-3523. 


2015-2020 Draft Consolidated Plan


Draft Consolidated Plan Notice

2013-14 HOME Investment Partnerships Program Annual Performance Review

The Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides annual formula grants to the Santa Barbara County HOME Consortium. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Each year the County, as lead agency for the Consortium reports to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) what it has accomplished with HOME funds. Follow the link below to the latest report:

FiscalYear 2013-14 HOME Annual Performance Report


FY 2015-16 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds


The application process closed on January 16, 2015. Applications received were evaluated by County-appointed review committees, which then made funding recommendations. The recommendations will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors at a regularly-scheduled public hearing in late April or early May. The Board will make final funding decisions at that time. Please check the County website at https://santabarbara.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Capital Loan Committee

To see funding recommendations made for capital and other eligible projects, please click here.

Human Services Commission Allocations Sub-Committee

To see funding recommendations made for public services programs, please click here.

Please contact the Division of Housing and Community Development with any questions: (805) 568-3521.


Program Year 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available

The County of Santa Barbara's CAPER for Program Year 2013 is available. The CAPER provides information on how a jurisdiction such as the County of Santa Barbara is carrying out its housing and community development strategies, projects, and activities. Please send an email to HCD@co.santa-barbara.ca.us for any questions or comments.


Notice to Individuals Served by HMIS-Participating Organizations from January 1, 2013 to November 7, 2013

This notice is intended to inform individuals provided with housing and/or services from January 1, 2013 to November 7, 2013 by certain organizations participating in the Santa Barbara County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) of a data security incident involving their personal information. Click here to read the full notice.


Environmental Notices and Opportunities for Public Comment

View and submit comments on pending projects and environmental reviews! Visit our Public Notices webpage for more information. 



County Inclusionary Housing Ordinance – Annual Updates to Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Requirements and In-Lieu Inclusionary Housing Fees

The following adjustments were made for the by Community Services Department (CSD) after an annual review of inclusionary housing requirements, which was completed by the third quarter of 2014:

  • Inclusionary housing requirements (including for developments of five to nineteen lots/units) for the moderate and workforce income household categories were waived for FY 2014 for the Santa Maria and Lompoc HMAs; and 
  • Inclusionary housing requirements for the workforce income household category are waived for FY 2014 for the Santa Ynez HMA.

The adjustments to the inclusionary housing requirements are based on home sales price records for each housing market area (HMA) over a twelve-month period as recorded by the County Assessor.  The results of the 2014 annual adjustment of the inclusionary housing requirements are shown in the following table:

Table 1


The grey-highlighted portions of this table reflect the adjustments to the County's inclusionary housing requirements. The percentages represent the percent of housing units that will be price-restricted to the applicable affordable level.


In-lieu Fees for the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Table 2L 


In-lieu Fee Update for Very Low and Low Units Based on Percentage Change in Median Sales Price of Condominiums

Table 3


In-lieu Fee Update for Moderate and Workforce Units

Table 4


Median Condominium Sales Price by HMA, 2007-2013

Table 5L


Board Letter

Notice of Exemption

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance 4855


Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission website has been moved to the County Executive Office (CEO) webpage. Click here for redirection.

Residential Property Management Program (Affordable Housing)

HCD's Residential Property Management Program has the responsibility of setting, maintaining and monitoring standards and conditions of the residential housing units created through the County's Housing Element Programs. This division prepares Affordable Housing Agreements with developers, selects qualified homebuyers or renters through a lottery and eligibility certification process, and ensures that the appropriate restrictive covenants are recorded upon resales of affordable units. The division also monitors homeowner compliance with various restrictive covenants. 

Grants Administration Program

The Grants Administration Program assesses the County's affordable housing needs annually and provides financial and technical assistance to profit-motivated and non-profit developers of affordable housing projects. Staff provides assistance in project development to planners and administrators in other public agencies and cities. This division prepares the Annual Action Plans, oversees the distribution of funds and monitors fund expenditures for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) on behalf of the consortiums formed with those cities eligible to receive federal funds through HOME, CDBG, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Continuum of Care Program.



Keep Your Home California
Keep Your Home California offers four new programs to help California families struggling to pay their mortgages. For additional information, please visit their website or call toll free (888) 954-KEEP(5337).

Housing Resources
Information on
rental housing, Section 8, Public Housing, landlord/tenant issues or other programs



Dinah Lockhart

Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development

County of Santa Barbara

Community Services Department

Housing and Community Development Division

123 E. Anapamu St., 2nd Floor

Santa Barbara, CA 93101



(805) 568-3520

(805) 568-2289


Si necesita asistencia en español, favor de llamar a Miriam Moreno al 805-568-3520


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