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University & Community Housing Services Office


The University & Community Housing Office (UCHO) 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 and responsibilities. Some services that are available to students, faculty, staff, and property providers include off-campus rental listings, landlord/tenant, neighbor, and roommate dispute resolution, a mediation program, educational workshops, move-in and move-out videotaping, and advice and information about rental rights and responsibilities for both tenants and property providers.


Educational Workshops

Twice a year, in Winter and Spring, the UCHO hosts workshops in the residence halls to inform students about renting in the community. All students are welcome.

Move In & Move Out Videotaping

Security deposits is the number one advising issue at UCHO, and to protect your security deposit, we provide non-biased documentation of rental units on move-in and move-out which is the best way to avoid disputes. Videos cost $15 each or $25 for a Move-In/Move-Out package and must be made 5 days in advance.


Community Living Options

• Shared Housing: Tenants who need roommates and roommates who need rooms can seek arrangements through the University & Community Housing Office.
• Apartments and Duplexes
• Condominiums and Houses
• Rooms in Private Homes: Private home-owners in Santa Barbara rent rooms to UCSB students, staff, and faculty.
• Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-Op
• Sorority and Fraternity Houses
• UCSB Undergraduate Apartments
• UCSB Family Student Housing
• UCSB Residence Halls
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University of California, Santa Barbara
University Center, Room 3151 (third floor)
Santa Barbara, CA 93106