Tenant Based Rental Assistance
The City has partnered with New Beginnings, Transition House, and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara — to provide rental assistance to low-income households in order to rent market-rate units.
The City has utilized its federal HOME entitlement award to fund TBRA programs since 2012. The HOME TBRA program operates similarly to the Section 8 Program. TBRA rental assistance grants may facilitate security deposit payments and/or monthly rental housing assistance for up to 24 months to low-income households, including homeless persons and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Since 2012, TBRA assistance has been provided to more than 330 households.