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COVID-19 Updates

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HASBARCO) continues in an effort to protect the Health and Safety of its residents and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV- Section 8) and Housing Authority employees and contractors. To that end, employees and contractors entering resident's units will use personal protective equipment appropriate to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Housing Authority "paused" HCV Inspections and Inspections of Housing Authority owned or under Housing Authority Management. Given the Governor's orders "re-opening" the State of California, we are  gradually scheduling inspections of HCV and Housing Authority units. Inspection Contractors and staff entering units will utilize Social Distancing and utilize personal protective equipment. It is important that units are inspected for health and safety reasons after such a long pause.

Housing Authority offices are OPEN by appointment only. However, residents and the general public are encouraged to communicate with us electronically, via e mail, the website or via telephone. Many telephones are answered by a live operator with an answering service and all such calls are logged, with calls returned by staff if requested by the caller.

You can reach us via:

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a Public Health Emergency. It has also resulted in a financial crisis for many. Thus, at the beginning of the pandemic the Housing Authority created highly visible Website "buttons" to make it easier to report income decreases. These can still be used and are  highlighted below.

button to report income decrease for section 8 button to report income decrease for HA Property

If subsidized residents or participants have gone back to work and/or income has increased, this must be reported to the Housing Authority within ten (10) days. Reporting of stimulus funds is not a requirement. We urge you to report changes promptly in order to ensure  that you are following rules and regulations.

If you are having trouble paying your rent, we urge you to contact your Housing Specialist or Manager to discuss options and resources available.


Resources Available Due to COVID-19 Crisis: 


List of Drop Box Locations for Important Paperwork
Note: No Rent Accepted in these drop boxes.

  • Santa Maria
    Evans Park - 200 W Williams St
    Central Plaza - 200 N McClelland St
    Rancho Hermosa - 235 E Inger Dr

  • Lompoc
    Administration - 815 W Ocean Ave
    Housing Office - 817 W Ocean Ave
    Lompoc Terrace - 904 W Walnut Ave
    Parkside Gardens - 240 W Pine St
    Homebase on G - 513 North G St
    Cypress Court - 125 South 7th St
    Creekside Village - 260 Gonzales Dr, Los Alamos

  • Goleta
    Housing Office - 5575 Armitos Ave
    Sandpiper Apartments - 375 Ellwood Beach Dr
    Positano Apartments - 11 Camino De Vida
    Pescadero Lofts - 761 Camino Pescadero