Online Application for Applicants & Tenants

  • Online Application is available 24/7
  • In order for you to register for Online Application, you must have a valid email address.
  • The user name used for registration must be unique to the user creating the account. You cannot use the same user name to create an account for yourself and for someone else (relative, client, friend, etc).
  • The Email Address and Last Name used during the registration process must match the information we currently have on file.
  • Applying for any available waiting list does not represent an offer for housing assistance.
  • For HCV (Section 8) Flyer Click Here Spanish - English

Please read the following four options before you begin this process. You MUST have an email address to register or apply

Option 1:

I have already created a Online Application account and I have my username and password.

Instructions in – EspañolEnglish


Option 2:

I have a Online Application registration code and I need to register for Online Application.
Note: Once you are in the Online Application portal page be sure to click on the “I am an applicant” button then “I have a registration code” button.

Instructions in – EspañolEnglish


Option 3:

I have previously applied to a HACSB waiting list or participated in a HACSB program and I need a registration code for Online Application.


Option 4:

I have never applied for or received housing assistance in any of the HACSB programs.
Note: Once you are in the Online Application portal page be sure to click on the “I am an applicant” button then “I do NOT have a registration code” button

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Instructions in – EspañolEnglish

Note: HACSB programs include Section 8, Public Housing, and Affordable Tax-Credit properties.

For Paper Pre-Application English: Spanish: Click Here


The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and provides Reasonable Accommodation to individuals with known disabilities. If you require accommodation please contact our office at 805-736-3423, ext. 7525 option 1, or TDD 800-545-1833, ext.594.

If none of the options listed above address your situation or if you have any questions

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