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.
The City does not provide TBRA assistance to individuals directly. To determine eligibility please contact the service providers listed above.