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Elizabeth Stotts
Homelessness Programs Analyst
(805) 564-5511


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.