Housing and Community Development
Notice: Draft Action Plan Amendments
The County invites comments on the Draft Action Plan Amendment. The publication of this notice is the beginning of the 30-day public review period required under 24 CFR 91.105(b) (4). The public review and written comment period begins April 12, 2013 and runs through 5:00 P.M. May 13, 2013. Click here.
Notice: 2013 Draft Annual Action Plan and Amendments
The County of Santa Barbara has prepared a Draft Action Plan for Program Year 2013. This document serves as an annual application for grant funding under the Community Development Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. The Draft Action Plan discusses the proposed use of funds to advance the programmatic goals and specific objectives identified in the County's Consolidated Plan. In addition, the County has prepared draft amendments to the 2011 and 2012 Annual Action Plans. These documents are undergoing a 30-day public review period. For more information click here.
Notice: For the Notice of Findings and Public Explanation for Casa de Las flores Project, click here.
Notice: Qualified applicants may enter a lottery for a chance to purchase an affordable duplex in Old Mill Run. Residents or those who work in Santa Barbara County, who are first-time homebuyers with total household limit within established income guidelines may apply. For established income guidelines and more information please click here.
Notice: The County of Santa Barbara will submit a request to the HUD Los Angeles Field Office for the release of HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds for Pescadero Lofts. To view notice click here.
Notice: The County of Santa Barbara will submit a request to the HUD Los Angeles Field Office for the release of HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds for Casa De Las Flores. To view notice click here.
Keep Your Home California offers four new programs to help California families struggling to pay their mortgages. For additional information, please visit the website (http://www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org/), or call toll free, (888) 954-KEEP(5337).
Residential Property Management Division (Affordable Housing)
HCD's Residential Property Management Division has the responsibility of setting, maintaining and monitoring standards and conditions of the residential housing units created through the County's Housing Element Programs. This division prepares Affordable Housing Agreements with developers, selects qualified homebuyers or renters through a lottery and eligibility certification process, and ensures that the appropriate restrictive covenants are recorded upon resales of affordable units. The division also monitors homeowner compliance with various restrictive covenants.
Grants Administration Division
The Grants Administration Division assesses the County's affordable housing needs annually and provides financial and technical assistance to profit-motivated and non-profit developers of affordable housing projects. Staff provides assistance in project development to planners and administrators in other public agencies and cities. This division prepares the Annual Action Plans, oversees the distribution of funds and monitors fund expenditures for the Federal HOME and Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs on behalf of the consortiums formed with those cities eligible to receive Federal funds through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Federal CDBG, Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and Homeless Continuum of Care funding.
Find out about federal funding available for community development and affordable housing projects through the annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
***For information on rental housing, Section 8, Public Housing, landlord/tenant issues or other programs, please go to Additional Resources page for more information.
Link to County's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act informational page: http://www.recoverysbc.org/ARRA_Home.aspx
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Dinah Lockhart, Deputy Director of HCD
County of Santa Barbara
Department of Community Services
Housing and Community Development Division
105 E. Anapamu St., Room 105
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: (805) 568-3520
Fax: (805) 568-2289