The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara and City of Goleta, held a virtual community informational meeting on February 10 regarding the proposed permanent supportive housing development project at 6021 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. The site is currently a Super 8 motel. If you were unable to attend the meeting, a recording is available at https://youtu.be/vUESHDmIGec.
The meeting provided information about the proposed development and answered questions from the community.
The Super 8 housing development project is proposed to include 59 permanent supportive housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. One unit will house an onsite property manager, plus five existing units will be converted to support community space and a robust offering of services.
If grant funding is approved, more than $16 million of the approximately $20 million total project cost would be awarded through the State of California Homekey 2.0 Program. An additional $2 million is expected from the state for rental subsidy and operating costs. Generous additional funding has been reserved for this development by the County of Santa Barbara and City of Goleta. Under recent State law (AB 140 and AB 2162), supportive housing projects funded through the Homekey program are automatically deemed consistent and in conformity with local General Plan and zoning requirements and allowed by right as a permitted use.
Pictured: Super 8 Motel in Goleta