The City of Goleta is proud to be a member of the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Consortium and support Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County’s (Habitat Santa Barbara) home repair programs for qualifying Goleta residents. These include the Critical Home Repairs program and A Brush with Kindness program.
The Home Repair program provides critical repairs, modifications, and maintenance specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home. Habitat Santa Barbara provides low-income homeowners with free interior and exterior home repairs. Repairs under this program address health, safety, and security issues, including accessibility improvements and repairs that support aging in place.
A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service offered to low-income homeowners struggling to maintain their homes. ABWK supports a homeowner’s evolving needs due to age, disability, or family circumstances; the program helps low-income homeowners reclaim pride and peace of mind. Volunteer teams assist with painting, landscaping, and minor exterior repairs at no cost to the homeowner.
How to Qualify:
- Own and occupy a home in Southern Santa Barbara County that is in need of home repairs
- Meet the income guidelines
- Possess, or be willing to acquire, Homeowners Insurance
- Be willing to partner with Habitat Santa Barbara
Learn more and apply at sbhabitat.org.