Housing and Community Development

Housing and Community Development Division


Public Notices 

2016 State ESG Funds

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (State HCD) receives an annual allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant Program (State ESG) funds from the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Beginning in 2016, State HCD will distribute State ESG funds to qualifying cities and counties, which will then be responsible for administering State ESG funds for their respective service areas. State HCD designated the County of Santa Barbara as the Administrative Entity (AE) for the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care Service Area (CoC Service Area), which geographically encompasses Santa Barbara County. County HCD will administer State ESG funds on the County's behalf.

Visit the Homeless Assistance Programs page to download the Notice of Funding Availability and application forms.

Draft FY 2016-17 Action Plan & Draft FY 2012-13 and FY 2014-15 Action Plan Amendments
Public Review and Comment

The County of Santa Barbara Department of Community Services, Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) invites public comments on the HOME Consortium and CDBG Urban County Partnership's (1) draft FY 2016-17 Action Plan and (2) draft FY 2012-13 and FY 2014-15 Action Plan Amendments. The draft documents, including the funding of specific programs and projects, will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors at a public hearing on April 19, 2016 during which the County Board of Supervisors will make final funding decisions. The documents are available for a 30-day public review and comment period from March 18, 2016 through the end of the public hearing on April 19, 2016.

The draft documents are available for review at the links below. They will also be available for review at County public libraries, the Community Services Department office at 123 E. Anapamu St., Second Floor in Santa Barbara and the Betteravia Government Center at 511 E. Lakeside Pkwy., Suite 141 in Santa Maria. Copies will also be available for review at the offices of the participating cities of the HOME Consortium and CDBG Urban County Partnership.

    Draft FY 2016-17 Action Plan
    Draft FY 2012-13 and FY 2014-15 Action Plan Amendments

Written comments may be submitted to County HCD, 123 E. Anapamu St., Suite 217, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, via facsimile at 805-560-1091, or e-mailed to HCD@co.santa-barbara.ca.us. If you need additional information, have questions, or require special accommodations, please call 805-568-3520. Si tiene cualquier preguntas, favor de llamar 805-568-3520.

Human Services Commission Agenda/Applicant Presentations

Click HERE to access Human Services Commission Agenda

Click HERE to access CDBG Applicant Presentations List

Click HERE to access HCD Staff Memo to HSC

Click HERE to access ESG Materials for the HSC Allocations Subcommittee Meeting

FY 2016-2017 Funding Recommendations
CDBG Public Services | Memorandum: Adjustments to CDBG Public Services Recommendations
CDBG Capital Projects| ESG | Memorandum: Adjustments to ESG Recommendations

FY 2015 CoC Program Competition

Visit the Homeless Assistance Program page for information and resources.

2014 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

HCD Assisted Programs in the News

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

2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2015-16 Action Plan

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

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) 568-1091


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


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