Golden Inn & Village

890 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, California 93460

The Golden Inn and Village provides multi-generational affordable housing to families and seniors in a 7.3 acre campus-like setting that promotes outdoor recreational use and social interaction.  The grounds are designed with walking trails, lush drought resistive landscape and preserved historic oak trees.

The family apartments include 8 one-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom apartments, and 10 three-bedroom apartments.  Amenities include all appliances, laundry facilities, a community center, and a park like playground with BBQ area. One unit is designated for the resident manager.

The independent living senior development includes 20 studio units and 40 one-bedroom units. Each unit is equipped with an independent kitchen and there is a commercial kitchen adjacent to the dining facility in the community center.  The common   use area includes a beauty parlor, computer room, library, card room, and other multi-use rooms for clubs and organizations.  Throughout the common area are intimate seating areas where residents can read a book, sip coffee, and form lasting friendships.  There is a central courtyard with ample seating for seniors and visitors to take in the view of surrounding rolling hills and vineyards.

The senior development has an onsite activities director that coordinates ongoing senior activities and services that are provided free of charge by members of the community through The Rona Barrett Foundation fundraising and volunteer efforts.

Golden Inn & Village Details

  • 88 bedroom units.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Property Amenities

  • Playground
  • BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Community Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Computer Room
  • Courtyard

Unit Amenities

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Santa Ynez Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Santa Ynez but actual income limits may differ for units at Golden Inn & Village.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $48,900 $55,900 $62,900 $69,850 $75,450 $81,050 $86,650 $92,250
Low Income (60%) $58,680 $67,080 $75,480 $83,820 $90,540 $97,260 $103,980 $110,700

Golden Inn & Village is managed by Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

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Golden Inn & Village

890 N REFUGIO RD
Santa Ynez, California
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