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