Today Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced the City of Santa Barbara has been awarded three grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help meet a variety of community development and affordable housing needs, including a $792,279 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and a $425,097 HOME grant.
This funding is critically important to ensuring that Santa Barbara has enough affordable housing to meet the needs of our community, especially in these tough times. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara does excellent work helping our friends and neighbors provide better lives for their families, and I would like to commend them for their tireless work," said Capps.
Community Development Block Grants and HOME grants provide state and local governments with funding to meet their own unique needs for affordable housing for low income residents and provide economic opportunities for their most vulnerable citizens. In Santa Barbara, Community Development Block Grants have been used to fund innovative community programs like the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force.