Housing Santa Barbara Day (HSBD), is a day advocating for more affordable housing opportunities for all Santa Barbara residents from all income groups. Housing affordability is vital for our homeless population, low-income residents, and for all workers in all industries that support our community.
HSBD is a free public event for community members to connect with local non-profit agencies and service providers that are able to provide resources and guidance in the search for affordable housing. Event attendees can also participate in workshops about housing related topics, such as the Accessory Dwelling Unit process, home ownership programs, and tenant rights and responsibilities.
Come out to HSBD to enjoy, live music by local bands, local food trucks, and fun activities for all ages! For the kids, there is free face painting, a fire truck visit, and a miniature home building activity.
Attendees can also take free trolley tour of affordable housing complexes around the downtown Santa Barbara area. At the event, residents can connect with their local elected representatives that are committed to solving the housing crisis in our community.
The Santa Barbara Affordable Housing Resource is distributed at the event to inform the community about all of the housing related resources and services available.
We can solve the local affordable housing crisis that has affected our homeless, low-income and middle-income residents. Change starts with action and together as a community we can improve housing affordability and increase housing opportunities for all. We live in a beautiful place; let’s work together towards making it more affordable.
If you are interested in participating in next year's event day by either tabling, activities, workshops, or sponsorship opportunities please submit your contact information on our "Contact" page and we will follow-up!
Due to COVID-19, HSBD 2020 was virtual. We hosted a week of eight virtual workshops. All workshops were recorded and available below:
HSBD 2020 Overview
Tenant Rights & Responsibilities Workshop
Resources for Tenants & Landlords for Rent/Mortgage Relief Workshop
Rental Mediation Workshop Clip
Workforce Housing Workshop
Resources for Undocumented
Accessory Dwelling Units Workshop
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Workshop
Home Ownership Programs Workshop
Take a virtual tour of Santa Barbara's affordable housing. The need for affordable housing across the nation, and in our community, has never been greater. For additional questions, please refer to the websites of the agencies featured in the virtual tour. Enjoy the tour!