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.
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.
2013 CoC Program Application
Draft FY 2013 CoC Application (PDF)
FY 2013 Project Priority List (PDF)
FY 2013 Project Applications (ZIP)
A hard copy of the FY 2013 CoC Program Application is available
for review at the Housing and Community Development Division office located at
the address below.
Santa Barbara County Administration Building
105 E. Anapamu St., Suite 105
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
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. To learn more, visit the 10-Year Plan
website at www.bringsbcohome.org.
more information on the homeless programs administered by HCD, please contact:
Quinoveva, Housing Program Specialist, Sr.
E. Anapamu Street, Room 228
Santa Barbara, CA 93101