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.ews and Announcements


  • HCD invites public comments on Substantial Amendments to the HOME Consortium and CDBG Urban County Partnership's FY 2018-19 Annual Action Plan. The draft FY 2018-19 Action Plan Amendment includes up to $100,000 to be used for disaster recovery to the Salvation Army for direct assistance to persons affected by the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow disasters for such items as food, clothing, housing, utilities or other basic daily needs. The Amendment will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors at a public hearing on April 9, 2019.  Written comments may be submitted to County CSD, 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.
  • The Human Services Commission and Community Development Block Grant funding recommendations are available HERE

  • HCD invites public comments on Substantial Amendments to the HOME Consortium and CDBG Urban County Partnership's FY 2018-19 Annual Action Plan. The draft FY 2018-19 Action Plan Amendment includes up to $232,000 to be used for removing and reconstructing the Camino Pescadero beach access stair in Isla Vista.  The Amendment will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors at a public hearing on March 12, 2019.  Written comments may be submitted to County CSD, 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.
  • 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. Applications are completed in ZoomGrants, links to each of the applications can be found in the NOFA. 
  • 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

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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.