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Higher education professionals at California public colleges and universities identified connections to housing resources, CalFresh application assistance, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion assistance, mental health services, and access to supportive services outside of the school setting as the greatest needs of the students experiencing homelessness. Please see the links below for housing resources.

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. 

 

Affordable 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.

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.

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.

Isla Vista Tenants Union

The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) is an organization serving the interests of Isla Vista tenants. They educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities and act as a resource when problems arise. They place a strong value in making sure people live without the suffering that arises from discrimination, retaliation, or neglect.

Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative

The Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op (SBSHC) provides low rent co-op housing for UCSB students, staff, and faculty, regardless of gender, race, social, political, or religious affiliation, and thereby influences the community to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the community.

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.