Community Invited to First Ever Housing Santa Barbara Day Oct. 13

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) and its affiliated nonprofit 2nd Story Associates are inviting residents to learn all about affordable living options on the South Coast during the first Housing Santa Barbara Day, Oct. 13, in De La Guerra Plaza.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Housing Santa Barbara Day will feature live music and entertainment, including local band Area 51, activities, local food vendors and a host of information on workforce and subsidized housing, supportive services and home purchasing programs.

“We’re launching Housing Santa Barbara Day at a time when there are great affordable housing needs in our community,” said Rob Fredericks, CEO/Executive Director for Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara. “This is the perfect chance for residents to learn about current affordable housing options and resources, but also to engage in advocating for housing opportunities for all – from homeless to middle-income wage earners.”

Housing Santa Barbara Day comes as part of national Housing America Month in October, a time for communities throughout the country to celebrate local housing efforts and raise awareness for the need of additional affordable housing. Locally, the Santa Barbara City Council declared October 2018 as Housing America Month.

Participants include CAUSE, Chance Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, Housing Trust Fund of SB County, Mental Wellness Center, PathPoint, Rental Housing Mediation Program, Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Transition House and Northern Santa Barbara County United Way .

Housing Santa Barbara Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13

De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara

Free entrance

About 2nd Story Associates

Second Story Associates is a nonprofit corporation created in 2007 for the purpose of funding and developing affordable housing and related social services for the benefit of low-income families, seniors and disabled members of the Santa Barbara community, including clients of the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority. More information at

About The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency created for the purpose of providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing and supportive services to eligible persons with limited incomes, through a variety of federal, state, local and private resources. Since 1969, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara has developed and/or secured over 3,400 units of affordable rental housing for Santa Barbara through a variety of federal, state, local and private funding sources. Please visit the website at


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