Housing and Community Development

Homelessness Assistance Programs

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) administers federally- and locally-funded grant programs dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

CoC Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is a federally-funded program that is designed to assist homeless individuals and families and provide them with the services needed to help them move into transitional and permanent housing with the goal of achieving long-term stability.

ESG Program

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program is a federally-funded program that seeks to address the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is an electronic data collection tool designed to capture client-level information over time on the characteristics and service needs of homeless persons and services provided to homeless persons.


Find Assistance

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, click on the links below to find local resources.

2-1-1 Santa Barbara County
Common Ground Santa Barbara County Resource Guide


News & Announcements


Santa Maria / Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care

Board Meeting



1:00 PM – 3:00 PM



301 2nd street

buellton, CA 93427


Dial-in:  267-930-4000

Participant code:  972 897 844#


Regular Meeting Agenda – Revised DEC. 22, 2017



If you wish to address any item listed on the Agenda, please feel free to participate in the discussion.  The Santa Maria / Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care does not discriminate against persons with disabilities and holds meetings in accessible facilities.  If you wish to attend this meeting and you require assistance in order to participate, please email CoC staff (hb@homebaseccc.org) at least 48 hours in advance of the event to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  For items not listed on the Agenda, please see items from the public comment section below. 




call to order



roll call

Quorum consists of representatives from at least seven member entities, now that Emily Allen (United Way) has joined the CoC Board.





Public comments


This is your opportunity to address the members on matters not listed on the Agenda, but it must be within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Santa Maria / Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care. 



additions or deletions to the agenda



Approval of the Agenda – ACTION



consent calendar


Approve CoC Board Minutes of the December 5, 2017 Regular Meeting – ACTION









Update on Board Recruitment Efforts – DISCUSSION


Announcement of Specific Elections – DISCUSSION AND ACTION


Initial Membership of Coordinated Entry Committee – DISCUSSION AND ACTION





PIT Count Preparation – DISCUSSION

Request for Extension of Deadline

Youth Participation

HMIS Bed Coverage for PSH Units

Connection with Victim Service Providers




old business or standing agenda items




Coordinated Entry System – DISCUSSION AND ACTION

Update from United Way

Review and Approval of Complete Coordinated Entry Policies & Procedures


2018 Board Scheduling – DISCUSSION AND ACTION





staff report


Updates from the County of Santa Barbara – DISCUSSION


Federal Updates – DISCUSSION


Funding Opportunities – DISCUSSION



comments from board members



Next steps