HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
(HOME)

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 2013-14, the City anticipates receiving $191,000 under the HOME Program. The activities proposed to be undertaken and funded with HOME monies are listed below.

    Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program $191,000

TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program provides security deposit assistance through a Qualified Referring Agency (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 Qualified 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. .

QUALIFIED REFERRING AGENCIES (QRA)

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
Michele Bertrand, Housing Manager II
Irma Zacarias, Housing Programs Specialist
(805) 925-4393
www.hasbarco.org

Peoples’ Self Help Housing Corporation
Rick Gulino, Supportive Housing Program Manager
(805) 540-2498
www.pshhc.org

Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc.
Marc Durham, Emergency Shelter Case Manager
Kirsten Cahoon, Emergency Shelter Program Manager
(805) 347-3338 extension 101
www.goodsamshelter.net

If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Referring Agency (QRA) please contact the Special Projects Division at (805) 925-0951 extension 118. You can also email:

Celeste Coelho Hudson,
Community Programs Manager
ccoelho-hudson@cityofsantamaria.org
Rosie Narez
Grants Specialist
rnarez@cityofsantamaria.org

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Eligible Participants are individuals whose income is at 60% or less of area median income by household size as determined by HUD below:

Household Size 1 Per 2 Per 3 Per 4 Per 5 Per 6 Per 7 Per 8 Per
Extremely Low Income (30%) $15,900 $18,200 $20,450 $22,700 $24,550 $26,350 $28,150 $30,000
Very Low Income (50%) $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
60% Income $31,800 $36,400 $40,900 $45,400 $49,100 $52,700 $56,300 $60,000
Moderate Income (80%) $42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950

FORMS FOR QUALIFIED REFERRING AGENCIES

TBRA Guidelines
Income Limits & Fair Market Rents
City Limit Boundaries
Client Participation Coversheet
HQS Checklist
TBRA Brochure

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.