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As a student of UCSB and a member of our local community, you should have access to stable housing, healthy and affordable foods, financial literacy resources, and comprehensive mental health resources. With the assistance of local and university organizations, the University of California is committed to ensuring that all students have their housing needs met. We welcome all UCSB students, regardless of immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation to browse through and access the resources provided. 

In addition, check out our toolkit coauthored by the California Homeless Youth Project, a project of the California State Library, and by Schoolhouse Connection. This collection of briefs provides timely, concise overviews on each of these issues as it relates to homeless and low-income students at California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and Universities of California. It also highlights existing resources and methods to support the academic success of at-risk student groups. 


Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises

UCSB Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises provides housing and associated residential life services for UCSB's undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty population. They create a sense of community among student, faculty, and staff through support services and developmental programs, as well as implementing environmentally conscious living practices.

University Community Housing Office

The University Community Housing Office (CHO) is a one-stop resource for rental housing information and dispute resolution. Experienced staff members can help answer questions and provide guidance regarding rental rights, responsibilities, and more.

Off-Campus Housing

Whether you’re looking to live in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, or the greater Goleta area, we are here to help. Rental housing information, rental disputes, rental rights, and local housing/listings resources can be found here!

Emergency and Transitional Housing

The purpose of the Housing Development and Preservation Program in the Santa Barbara county is to foster an inclusive and balanced community by promoting and facilitating rental housing that is affordable to very low and low-income households, and ownership housing that is affordable to primarily moderate-income households.