Housing and Community Development


Homeless Programs


The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) administers two federal grant programs dedicated to addressing the needs of the area homeless population: the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.



CoC Program


The CoC Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.


HCD annually applies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund local homeless assistance projects. HCD's application for federal funding for permanent and transitional housing and services for homeless brings over $1.4 million annually to the County. 


FY 2013 CoC Program Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the FY 2013 CoC Program NOFA on November 22, 2013.  Please visit HUD's OneCPD Resource Exchange (http://www.onecpd.info) for information on the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and FY 2013 CoC Program Competition.  HCD, on behalf of the County as the lead agency of the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC, prepares the consolidated application for the annual CoC Program Competition.


FY 2013 CoC Program Application

CoC Consolidated Application (PDF)

Project Priority List (PDF)



ESG Program


The ESG program provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents, (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.


For more information on ESG and recent projects funded by the grants, click here.



10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness


In a significant effort to addresses chronic homelessness in the area, HCD participated in the development of the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.  The Plan was created under the supervision of a Leadership Council made up of local elected officials, community leaders, members of local non-profits providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing, along with advocates for the homeless and those experiencing homelessness.  Click here to view the 10-Year Plan.



For more information on the homeless programs administered by HCD, please contact:


A.J. Quinoveva, Housing Program Specialist, Sr.

123 E. Anapamu Street, Room 228
Santa Barbara, CA 93101