Habitat for Humanity, an equal housing opportunity, promotes dignity and independence for low-income homeowners by addressing critical health and safety needs within the homes. The Santa Barbara County Home Repair Program serves the geographic boundaries of Santa Barbara’s South County only – this includes Gaviota to the north and Carpinteria to the south.
Repair opportunities range and can include both internal and external modifications. Health and safety upgrades in the home can potentially include: accessibility ramps, installing grab bars, exterior security lighting, flooring, exterior stairs, kitchen repair, windows, doors/widening doors, minor electrical, improving unsafe landscaping, and more. Habitat is also happy to provide access to community referrals and additional resources to eligible applicants.
Each individual and/or family must meet all of Habitat’s homeowner selection requirements, and program eligibility will be determined based on the eligibility criteria for repairs. Completing an application does not guarantee program acceptance.
Partial list of Eligibility Criteria:
- Have a demonstrated need for critical health and safety repairs.
- Household gross income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
- Be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity, volunteers and the community.
Habitat’s ability to address your need is dependent on available funding and project scope. If you are interested in learning more or completing an application, please contact email@example.com or (805) 455-4919. Download the application here.