Rental Assistance

 

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United Way of Santa Barbara County is offering Rental Assistance grants to eligible individuals and families. Rental Assistance grants are currently available in the following cities/geographic areas:

 

Unincorporated County of Santa Barbara

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program is providing limited rental assistance funds to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents, living in unincorporated areas of the County, that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support.

Unincorporated cities include but are not limited to:

  • Burton Mesa 
  • Casmalia 
  • Cuyama 
  • Eastern Goleta Valley 
  • Gaviota
  • Isla Vista 
  • Los Alamos 
  • Los Olivos
  • Montecito
  • Orcutt
  • Santa Ynez
  • Summerland
  • Vandenberg Village

If you are unsure if you live in an unincorporated area, please use the following map: https://hmiscenter.com/city-boundaries/

Eligible applicants must have income at or below the following limits:

Family Size - Income:

  • 1 individual - $66,750
  • 2 individuals - $76,250
  • 3 individuals - $85,800
  • 4 individuals - $95,300
  • 5 individuals - $102,950
  • 6 individuals - $110,550
  • 7 individuals - $118,200
  • 8 individuals - $125,800 

To be considered for funding, please CLICK HERE to submit an application.

After you complete and submit your application, your application will be sent to Family Service Agency, United Way of Santa Barbara County’s contracted partner agency, for case management services. A representative from Family Service Agency will contact you to set up an appointment to review your application. Please do not contact Family Service Agency, they will contact you.

If you need additional help, please call 805-965-8591.

 

City of Santa Barbara

Additional CARES Act funding has been made available in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara. As a result, the City of Santa Barbara Rental Assistance funding opportunity has been reopened. In order to be eligible for this funding, you must:

  1. Be a renter within in the city limits of Santa Barbara
  2. Have lost wages or your job due to COVID-19-related closures (after March 19th, 2020), and will be facing eviction without this assistance
  3. Meet the income requirements below:

Family Size - Income:

  • 1 individual - $66,750
  • 2 individuals - $76,250
  • 3 individuals - $85,800
  • 4 individuals - $95,300
  • 5 individuals - $102,950
  • 6 individuals - $110,550
  • 7 individuals - $118,200
  • 8 individuals - $125,800 

To be considered for funding, please CLICK HERE to submit an application. Please note that applications will start being reviewed in November when additional funds become available. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.

After you complete and submit your application, your application will be sent to Family Service Agency, United Way of Santa Barbara County’s contracted partner agency, for case management services. A representative from Family Service Agency will contact you to set up an appointment to review your application. Please do not contact Family Service Agency, they will contact you.

If you need additional help, please call 805-965-8591. Any funds that you are awarded will be paid directly to your landlord. 
 

 

If you need additional help, please call 805-965-8591.