Housing and Community Development

Additional Housing Resources



Down Payment and Loan Assistance

CALHFA (California Housing Finance Agency)

This agency provides low-interest loans to qualified, first-time homebuyers through various participating lenders.

Contact: (916) 322-3991 or (916) 324-8088

Or please visit their website at www.calhfa.ca.gov


FHA provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories.
Please visit their website at www.fha.com


Coastal Housing Partnership:  www.coastalhousing.org



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Rental Housing & Section 8

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

This is a local public agency that provides affordable housing as well as supportive services to eligible persons whose incomes are insufficient to afford market-rate rents. The Housing Authority owns and manages hundreds of units throughout the City and also offers rent subsidies to eligible households (when available).


808 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 965-1071


Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm


CLOSED: Jan:11,25  Feb 8,18,22  Mar: 7,21  Apr: 4,18  May: 16,26,30  Jun: 13,27

July: 4,11,25  Aug:8,22  Sept: 1,5,19  Oct: 3,17,31  Nov: 11,14,27,28  Dec: 12,25,26


The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara


Similar to the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, this agency owns and manages affordable housing throughout the County of Santa Barbara.



Goleta Housing Office

5575 Armitos Avenue, Goleta 93117

(805) 967-3402

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-11:30am & 12:15pm-4:30pm

Lompoc Housing Office

917 W. Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 735-8351

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-11:30am & 12:15pm-4:30pm

Santa Maria Housing Office

200 W. Williams St., Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 925-4393

Mon. Tues. & Thurs. 7:30am-11:30am & 12:15pm-4:30pm


Guadalupe Housing Office

1050 Escalante, Guadalupe, CA 93434

(805) 343-1224

Mon. Tues. & Thurs. 7:30am-11:30am & 12:15pm-4:30pm


Or please visit their website at www.hasbarco.org


Peoples' Self Help Housing Corporation

PSHHC owns and manages hundreds of affordable housing units throughout Santa Barbara County.

           26 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

         (805) 962-5152




Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation

This group owns and manages several affordable housing projects throughout Santa Barbara County.


11 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 963-9644


Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm



Mercy Housing California

Mercy Housing has developed thousands of affordable housing units through the State of California. They own and operate two projects in Oxnard and are recently completed a large project for low-income families and seniors in Santa Barbara.


For more information, visit their website at www.mercyhousing.org


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Affordable Home Ownership Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity


South County

           6725 Hollister Avenue, Suite 110, Goleta, CA 93117

(805) 692-2226


North County

2053 Preisker Lane Ste B&C, Santa Maria, CA 93456

(805) 928-5399



City of Santa Barbara

          630 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Melissa Bonillo (805) 564-5461



City of Carpinteria

5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Jackie Campbell (805) 684-5405, ext. 451



City of Goleta

130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117

Jaime Valdez (805) 961-7568




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Homebuyer Financial Assistance (mortgage) 


Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Contact: (805) 735-8351 or please visit their website at www.hasbarco.org 



US Department of Housing & Urban Development

Please visit their website at www.hud.gov



Coastal Housing Partnership

Please visit their website at www.coastalhousing.org



Cities within the County of Santa Barbara 

For information on affordable rental and home-ownership opportunities within the city, please call:


Buellton:                (805) 686-0137
Carpinteria:            (805) 684-5405
Guadalupe:            (805) 343-1340
Lompoc:                (805) 736-1261
Santa Barbara:       (805) 564-5461
Santa Maria:          (805) 925-0951
Solvang:                (805) 688-5575


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Foreclosure Assistance 


Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation

26 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 962-5152




California Housing Finance Agency

(916) 322-3991 or (916) 324-8088




HUD Approved Housing Counselors

(888) 995-hope




US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Please visit their website at www.hud.gov


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Tenant/Landlord Assistance & Disputes

Rental Housing Mediation Task Force

Contact (805)564-5420


Chapter 44- Residential Property- Landlords and Tenants Rights and Duties

Click here for more information


Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Main Office: (805) 963-6754

Santa Maria Main Office:  (805) 922-9909

Lompoc Main Office:  (805) 736-6582


Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9:30 - 4:00

           Friday - by appointment



Conflict Solutions Center

Santa Barbara:  (805) 963-6765

Santa Maria:  (805) 349-8943




State of California's Department of Fair Housing and Employment




State of California's Deparment of Consumer Affairs

          Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities


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Housing Discrimination

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Contact (800) 669-9777


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Youths Transitioning From Foster Care 

Family Care Network

This agency provides transitional housing services to youth ages 16 to 24 that were formerly or are currently in the foster care system and provide services designed to develop life skills that teach these youths how to live successfully on their own.

Santa Barbara

351 S. Hitchcock Way, Ste. B110, Santa Barbara, 93105

(805) 845-5763


Santa Maria

1660 S. Broadway, Ste. 101, Santa Maria, 93454

(805) 349-9600


Or please visit their website at www.fcni.org/about/services/transitional-housing


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 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Assistance


North County


Good Samaritan Shelters

245 E. Inger Dr., #103-B, Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 346-8185


Mid County


Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People

545 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 686-2856


South County


Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

816 Cacique St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103

(805) 884-8481


Transition House

425 E. Cota St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 966-9668


Legal Aid Foundation

301 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 963-6754


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Emergency Housing / Shelters

2-1-1 Santa Barbara County

This is a service provided by Eden I&R, which offers free, confidential, 24-hour information to help you find affordable housing, after-school programs, tenants' rights assistance, emergency shelters, public assistance programs, and more.  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



If calling from a local land line, simply dial 2-1-1


If calling from a cellular phone, dial (800) 400-1572


Or please visit their website at www.211sbcounty.org


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