HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
The HOME Investment Partnerships Program is a flexible grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which awards monies for a variety of activities such as acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, tenant-based assistance, homebuyer assistance, planning and support services aimed at developing and providing affordable housing for low and moderate income households. Eligible applicants include states, cities, urban counties, and consortia. For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Santa Maria, as part of a consortium with the County will be eligible for funding under the HOME Program. Funds from the County of Santa Barbara In-Lieu Mitigation Fund are used to satisfy the matching fund obligations.
For Fiscal Year 2012-13, the City anticipates receiving $291,255 under the HOME Program. The activities proposed to be undertaken and funded with HOME monies are listed below.
|Peoples’ Self-Help Housing / Los Adobes de Maria III|| ||$191,255
|Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program|| ||$100,000
TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program provides security deposit assistance through Qualified Referring Agencies (QRA) to qualified low-income households that provides grants for up to 50 percent of the required security deposit to low income families to assist with overcoming obstacles to obtaining housing. In order to access the program, participants must apply for assistance through a Qualifying Referring Agency (QRA). If you are interested in the program, please see the eligible participant description below and contact one of the QRA's listed below. PLEASE NOTE: INTERESTED PARTIES MUST BE REFERRED BY A QRA AND ARE NOT RECOMMENDED TO CONTACT CITY STAFF DIRECTLY.
QUALIFYING REFERRING AGENCIES (QRA)
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
Michele Bertrand, Housing Manager II
Irma Zacarias, Housing Programs Specialist
Peoples’ Self Help Housing Corporation
Rick Gulino, Supportive Housing Program Manager
Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc.
Marc Durham, Emergency Shelter Case Manager
Kirsten Cahoon, Emergency Shelter Program Manager
(805) 347-3338 extension 101
Eligible Participants are individuals whose income is at 60% or less of area median income by household size as determined by HUD below:
|Extremely Low Income (30%)
|Very Low Income (50%)
FORMS FOR QUALIFIED REFERRING AGENCIES
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
The City of Santa Maria is committed to providing equal housing opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, familial status or disability.
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Hotline at: (800) 669-9777.