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Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

817 W Ocean Avenue
Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California
(805) 736-3423

Program Details

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Lompoc, California.

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara serves Santa Barbara County but does not serve Santa Barbara.

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Waiting Lists

Santa Barbara County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now

MAY
29th
Santa Barbara County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: May 7th, 2018 at 08:00 AM PT-May 29th, 2018 at 02:00 PM PT
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. Pick Up Application. Call For Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at .
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Veterans. Those Displaced by Government Action. Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding. Referred by Local Assistance Program.  Learn More About Preferences

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 7, 2018 at 8:00 am, until May 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm PT.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application that will be available on the HACSB website.
  2. Call the HACSB at (805) 736-3423, Ext. 7525 to request a paper application.
  3. Pick up a paper application at one of the following locations during the opening period, Monday-Thursday, during normal business hours:
  • Administrative Office, located at 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436.
  • Lompoc Housing Office, located at 817 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436.
  • Santa Maria Office, located at 200 West Williams, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
  • Goleta Housing Office, located at 5575 Armitos Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to one of the locations above before the closing period.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library, or one at the locations listed at the bottom of this page. If there are any difficulties in submitting the online application, contact the housing authority.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to lack of funding; live, work, or hired to work in Santa Barbara County; involuntarily displaced by government action or natural disaster; HACSB tenants who require a unit transfer for health and safety reasons; households within 24 months of exhausting HOME rental assistance; veteran or spouse/widow of veteran.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the HACSB public notice, visit the HACSB website, or call the office at (805) 736-3423, extension 7525.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/21/2018.

About Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara can be found on its website at http://www.hasbarco.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/24/2018, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara manages 3,388 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers3,075701914515
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$918$926$875$845$1,009
Monthly Cost$2,823,229$64,817$16,632$122,555$15,132

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 585 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $17,990 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 13% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara voucher holders in 2016 was $452 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,033. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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