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Applications are received on a rolling basis and processed in a timely manner.

In order to be eligible for this funding, you must:
  1. Be a renter within in the city limits of Santa Barbara
  2. Have lost wages or your job due to COVID-19-related closures (after March 19th, 2020), and will be facing eviction without this assistance
  3. Meet the income requirements outlined in the table below
Any funds that you are awarded will be paid directly to your landlord.

If you need assistance filling out your application or have questions, please call United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) during the following office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Our staff is working virtually. We will return all calls and emails within 24 hours (Monday - Friday). For assistance, please call (805) 965-8591 or email us at info@unitedwaysb.org.

Upon submission, your application will be sent to Family Service Agency (FSA), UWSBC’s contracted partner agency for case management services. A representative from FSA will contact you to set up an appointment to review your application. Please do not contact FSA; they will contact you.

You must provide the following required documentation at this meeting in order for your application to be reviewed:
  1. Photo ID (Driver’s license, US or foreign passport, or CA ID card)
  2. Proof of residency in the City of Santa Barbara (utility bill, bank statement, tax return, or voter registration card)
  3. Rental agreement or lease
  4. Proof of income (pay stub or tax return)
During your meeting, you and your FSA representative will review your application and required documentation, as well as discuss your needs. It is your responsibility to honor your appointment time. Your application will not be considered complete until you meet with your assigned FSA representative. Due to the high number of applications received, FSA will contact you as time allows.

Upon completion of your application and your meeting with FSA, UWSBC will review your full application and funding recommendation from FSA and provide written notice of a funding decision. Please make sure to include a viable mailing address for your check to be sent. Please alert your FSA representative or UWSBC if you prefer to pick up your check in person.

UWSBC retains the right to adjust final funding decisions.

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Maximum annual income per household size to qualify for this funding:

<em><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Maximum annual income per household size to qualify for this funding:</span></em>

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* Your (Renter's) Information:

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* Landlord's Information:

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* At your application review meeting, you will be asked to provide the following documentation. Do you have this documentation? If not, you may still submit an application.

  Yes, I have it No, I do not have it
Photo ID (Driver's license, US or foreign passport, or CA ID card)
Proof of residency in the City of Santa Barbara (utility bill, bank statement, voter registration card, or tax return)
Rental agreement or lease
Proof of income (pay stub or tax return)

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