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Division Manager

Laura Dubbels
Housing & Human Services Manager
(805) 564-5491


Rental Housing Survey


Each year, the City publishes a report on the rental housing market in the South Coast area of Santa Barbara County, from Goleta to Carpinteria. This year's report is based upon rental housing listings from the month of April found in the Santa Barbara News Press, the Santa Barbara Independent, Craigslist, and a weekly rental data service. The survey provides a sense of the local private rental housing market and tracks changes in the market over time. It also includes a calculation of affordability, median prices, and information used to calculate benefits under the City’s Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance (TDAO). 

For more information about this survey, contact Laura Dubbels at

Rental Housing Survey - 2022 Rental Housing Survey Report

Additionally, the City surveys tenants of certain housing developments that were permitted through the Average Unit-size Density Incentive (AUD) Program during the limited AUD Program trial period. This information includes rents on units that were developed in the High Density and Priority Housing Overlay areas and is intended to inform decision makers on this subset of newer rental units. For more information about this survey, contact Jessica Metzger at

AUD Tenant Survey - 2021 AUD Tenant Survey Summary