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Vaccines and live music connecting South Coast community to low-income housing options

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Housing Authority of Santa Barbara

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic and live music are two of the activities being held at an event to connect the community in Santa Barbara County with low-cost housing.

The Annual Housing Day in Santa Barbara County includes housing related workshops, trolley tours of affordable housing, food booths, live music and even a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Housing Santa Barbara Day is an annual free public event for community members to connect with local non-profit agencies and service providers, and participate in housing related workshops.

Housing affordability is vital for the homeless population, low-income residents, and for all workers in all industries that support the community, said Jerry Morales, from Housing Authority of Santa Barbara.

Housing Santa Barbara Day is a day of advocacy and a day to connect working families with the resources that are available,” Morales said.

“Both events will give the communities a chance to collaborate with the city to voice their concerns, find affordable housing and spend a day of fun with their families.”

October is national Housing America Month, a time when communities throughout the country celebrate local housing efforts and a time to raise awareness for the need for additional affordable housing through education, advocacy, and empowerment.

Both North and South Santa Barbara County residents are invited to attend Annual Housing Santa Barbara Day hosted by 2nd Story Associates with support from the Housing Authority City of Santa Barbara (HACSB).

The Santa Barbara event will be held Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at De La Guerra Plaza.

A second event will be held in Santa Maria in conjunction with the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Town Center West.

Masks will be required for all attendees.

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