The Housing and Community Development division uses federal, state, and local funding to provide a variety of public service programs and public facility projects including Affordable Housing, Grants Administration, and Redevelopment Successor Agency Housing Fund activities.

News and Announcements

  • HOLIDAY CLOSURE - The Housing & Community Development Administration Offices and Call Center will be closed between December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019, re-opening January 2nd, 2019.  


  • Housing Capital project Letters of Intent were submitted in response to the County's 2019 NOFA. For a list of submitted projects click HERE. Projects will be reviewed by County HCD staff and, if project development milestones met, will be later reviewed by the County's Capital Loan Committee, and the Board of Supervisors for funding reservation.
  • Housing and Community Development releases a Notice of Funding Availability for several grants and loans. To view the full NOFA, click HERE. Applications are completed in ZoomGrants, links to each of the applications can be found in the NOFA. 
  • The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department (CSD) invites comments on a Substantial Action Plan Amendment to the FY 2018-19 Action Plan. The purpose of this Substantial Amendment is to revise the 2018-19 Action Plan to include Tenant Based Rental Assistance in an amount not to exceed $350,000 in County HOME funds. A copy of the Draft Amendment can be found here.

  • The County of Santa Barbara, Division of Housing and Community Development recently conducted a Notice of Funding Availability process to solicit proposals for the County's application to the State of California for their 2018 Emergency Solutions Grant Program (2018 State ESG). On July 19th the Continuum of Care (CoC) Review and Rank Committee met to make recommendations for the allocation of the County's estimated award amount of $326,955. Click here to see the Committee's recommendations and for more information.


for adults

2-1-1 is a comprehensive information and referral system connecting people quickly and effectively to health and human services, disaster relief and public information. The 2-1-1 helpline is available to every resident of Santa Barbara County. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect to 2-1-1, try 800-400-1572.

Santa Barbara County 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7.

for youth

The Federal Fair Housing Act and California state law protects your rights. Everyone should be able to rent or purchase a home as long as you qualify financially. No one may be denied housing based on his or her race, gender, color, nationality, religion, disability, marital, or family status.  

Landlord-Tenant Issues

The Federal Fair Housing Act and California state law protects your rights.

for children

While the County does not provide direct assistance to those facing foreclosure, the Department of Housing and Community Development works closely with local community organizations that offer assistance, including foreclosure prevention workshops, housing counseling services, and other programs that may be helpful for households at risk of foreclosure.  

Foreclosure Assistance & Prevention

The Department of Housing and Community Development works closely with local community organizations that offer assistance.