Home Investments Partnership Program

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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.

The activities proposed to be undertaken and funded with HOME monies are listed below.

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 100 percent of the required security deposit ($2,500 maximum assistance) 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
Irma Zacarias, Housing Manager-Section 8 HCV Program/TBRA Program ext. 3106
Janet Mora, Housing Programs Specialist ext. 3302
(805) 735-8351
www.hasbarco.org

Peoples’ Self Help Housing Corporation
Aracely Barajas, Bilingual Social Worker
(805) 215-6709
www.pshhc.org

Good Samaritan Shelter
Kirsten Cahoon, Emergency Shelter Program Manager
(805) 347-3338 extension 101
www.goodsamshelter.org

The Salvation Army
Lieutenant Patricia Torres, Director
(805) 349-2421
www.salvationarmy.com

NSBC United Way - Home For Good
Dorothy Mogavero, Regional Director of Outreach & Engagement
(805) 922-0329 extension 105
www.homeforgoodsbc.org

If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Referring Agency (QRA) please contact the Special Projects Division at (805) 925-0951 ext 2118. You can also email:

Rosie Rojo
Community Programs Manager
rrojo@cityofsantamaria.org
  Alicia Vela
Grants Specialist
avela@cityofsantamaria.org
 

 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Eligible Participants are individuals whose income is at 60 percent 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%) $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
Very Low Income (50%) $38,650 $44,150 $49,650 $55,150 $59,600 $64,000 $68,400 $72,800
60% Income $46,380 $52,980 $59,580 $66,180 $71,520 $76,800 $82,080 $87,360

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.

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