affordable housing

An 82-unit housing project proposed for Santa Barbara's Eastside could be moving forward thanks to an expanded commitment to affordable housing.

The developer on the 711 N. Milpas Street project has offered to make 20% of the project affordable housing, double the city's requirement of 10%.

A South Coast agency has announced plans for a new affordable housing complex specifically focused on helping the homeless.

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is buying two pieces of land on the 100 block of Cota Street for the project.  The plan is to build a three story, 30 unit building on 11,000 square feet of land.

An organization which fights for living wages and farmworkers rights on the Central and South Coasts has released a new survey looking at the affordable housing crisis in the region. A team from Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy talked to hundreds of low income residents about the housing issue.

A government agency bought an office complex on the South Coast which it is eventually hoping to turn into affordable housing. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara paid $4.2 million dollars for a chunk of land at 200 North La Cumbre Road, in Santa Barbara.

Sitting in a lot off of Quarantina Street in downtown Santa Barbara is a shiny silver structure. At first glance, it looks like a small, but sleek modern looking condo.

But, as you look closer, you realize it has wheels. It’s something called a “Living Vehicle,” and it’s the creation of Santa Barbara architect Matthew Hoffman, and his wife Joanna.

A unique tax incentive program is setting the stage for two new affordable housing projects on the South Coast. It’s a program which gives developers incentives in the way of financing to build more affordable housing, in this case, more than 100 units in Santa Barbara.

What was once the longtime site of a church on the South Coast has been transformed into an affordable housing complex for seniors.

Community leaders will gather on Upper State Street in Santa Barbara Monday to celebrate the completion of Grace Lutheran Apartments.

With its congregation declining, members of Grace Lutheran Church donated the property to the City of Santa Barbara for badly needed affordable housing for seniors.

The complex on the 3800 block of State Street features 38 apartments, as well as a community room and other amenities for residents.

Over a thousand new rooms are going in around the intersection of Storke Road and El Colegio in Isla Vista where more student housing is going up in the form of high rise buildings.

It's right across the street from adult student housing and the Isla Vista Elementary school, and because many people walk in that area, residents are concerned about pedestrian safety around the busy intersection.

Volunteers spent part of the weekend building homes for low-income families in Santa Paula.

They sawed wood to lay down the foundation of a four-bedroom house; that home will soon belong to a struggling family.