The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program is providing limited rental assistance funds to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents who live in unincorporated areas or cities, and who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support.
This program may provide eligible households with up $1,000 in monthly rental assistance for up to 3 months. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or property management company. This program does not provide financial assistance for mortgage payments or commercial tenants.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED IN ORDER RECEIVED, PROVIDED THAT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS IN THE ORDER THAT THEY ARE DEEMED COMPLETE AND READY TO PROCESS, REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF ORIGINAL SUBMISSION. APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED AS LONG AS THERE ARE FUNDS AVAILABLE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF ASSISTANCE ONCE FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED.
RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS.