Housing and Community Development

 Family Rental Housing


The Santa Barbara County rental market is largely inaccessible to low- and very low-income households due to the high housing costs.  The Santa Barbara County HOME Consortium has placed rental housing for individuals and small and large households as a priority, and awards HOME Program funding to private and non-profit developers for the development of affordable rental housing.  While the County Housing and Community Development Department neither manages rental housing nor administers rental programs, the HCD website provides information on local affordable housing resources.  Please click here for more information.


For information on Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, or other affordable rental housing, please contact one of the area Public Housing Authorities (PHA) housing offices:

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara          805-965-1071


Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara     


    Goleta Housing Office 805-967-3402
    Santa Maria Housing Office 805-925-4393
    Lompoc Housing Office  805-735-8351 
    Guadalupe Housing Office  805-343-1224



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The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing equal housing opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, familial status or disability.  If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Hotline at 1-800-669-9777.