There’s still rental assistance available for some low-income residents in parts of Santa Barbara County who have been hard hit by the pandemic.
It’s a program managed by United Way of Santa Barbara County. The County set aside two million dollars of its federal CARES funding for rental assistance. More than a million dollars is still in the fund.
Low income residents of unincorporated areas of the county like Isla Vista, Santa Ynez, Cuyama, and Los Olivos may be eligible to receive up to a thousand dollars a month for three months. People can apply through the United Way website, at www.unitedwaysb.org/rental-assistance
A number of cities in the county like Santa Barbara and Goleta have similar programs to help some of their residents who may be in trouble financially.