The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara has an administrative office and three (3) housing offices located along California’s South/Central Coast; situated approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles, 266 miles south of San Francisco. Close to the ocean, the area enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year.

The agency is a political subdivision of the State of California responsible for providing affordable housing for thousands of low income households in Santa Barbara County through rent subsidy programs or by occupancy in one of its housing developments. The Housing Authority also provides a variety of housing related services.



The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara is founded on the belief that decent, safe and sanitary housing is central to the physical and emotional health, productivity, and self-esteem of the people it serves.

Our mission is to provide affordable housing opportunities for low income households in the County of Santa Barbara in an environment which preserves personal dignity, and in a manner which maintains the public trust. In carrying out our mission, we are committed to:

  • Increasing housing choices.
  • Respect for HACSB clients and employees.
  • Excellence in management and operation
  • Dispersal of assisted housing throughout Santa Barbara County.


Bid Opportunities

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all interested parties that the public bid solicitations announced on this website are for the sole purpose of general awareness only and are subject to change by the Housing Authority subsequent to this announcement.

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Winslowe AOP Lottery Applicants

The application process for the Winslowe Home Ownership Program has been suspended until further notice. All original, online-accessible forms, documents, registrations and source materials remain available for referral purposes only. For information please email