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    Community Informational Meeting Regarding New Permanent Supportive Housing Development in Goleta

    Community Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, October 13th

    The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara and City of Goleta, is pleased to invite members of the community to an in-person meeting on Thursday, October 13th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the housing development project located at 6021 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. This development will provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, and homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness. The project will also include on-site wrap-around supportive services and ample space for indoor and outdoor community services.

    The purpose of the meeting is to present information to the community about this housing development and answer questions from attendees. Representatives from HASBARCO, the City of Goleta, SB ACT, Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, and Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann will be on hand. Spanish interpretation will be available. Select areas of the project will be available for viewing beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    This housing development project will consist of 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.

    Nearly $19 million of the approximately $20 million total project cost has been awarded through the State of California Homekey 2.0 Program. The funding is a part of $70 million in State awards for six new Homekey projects throughout California. When fully operational, the projects will provide 232 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

    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.

    ABOUT CALIFORNIA HOMEKEY
    Homekey is a California program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, and other properties, and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

    ABOUT CITY OF GOLETA
    The City of Goleta was incorporated in 2002 and is home to approximately 32,000 people and thousands of businesses. Known as the Good Land, the City of Goleta expands eight square miles nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, offering unparalleled scenic beauty. Goleta prides itself on its 550 acres of parks and open space, making it the perfect spot to live, work and play. The City is a General Law City governed by a five-member, elected city council. For more information about Goleta, go to www.cityofgoleta.org.

    ABOUT COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    Housing and Community Development is a division of the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department that utilizes federal, state, and local funding to provide a variety of public service programs and public facility projects, including Affordable Housing, Grants Administration, and Redevelopment Successor Agency Housing Fund activities. For information about the County Housing and Community Development Division of the Community Services Department, go to www.countyofsb.org/494/Housing-Community-Development.

    ABOUT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA (HASBARCO)
    The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara was formed in 1941 by a Resolution of the County Board of Supervisors. The Board appoints the Housing Authority’s seven-member Board of Commissioners, although it operates as a stand-alone public agency. In furtherance of its mission, the Housing Authority has an associated 501c3 nonprofit, Surf Development Company. HASBARCO currently owns and manages more than 1,450 affordable rental housing units in Santa Barbara County, including six permanent supportive housing developments. The Housing Authority also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and other types of rental assistance. For more information, go to www.hasbarco.org.

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