The county departments of Housing and Community Development and Behavioral Wellness are partnering with the County Housing Authority to develop additional low-income housing in Lompoc. The goal of the housing project is to create housing targeted for Behavioral Wellness clients allowing pairing with ongoing support services.
Funding for the project is made available through Caliornia’s Project Homekey.
The Santa Barbara County Housing Authority will soon begin renovations on the building, currently occupied by the Behavioral Wellness Adult Outpatient Mental Health services team, to create housing that includes 15 units for low-income individuals and families.
The Behavioral Wellness Adult Outpatient staff who are currently occupying the space will be moving to the Crestwood Champions Center, 303 S. C St., by the end of the month. All clients receiving services will be notified of the move to allow a smooth continuum of service delivery.
“The B Street building, which currently operates as a service site, has a history as a hotel, which lends the perfect opportunity to repurpose and allow expanded stable housing within our community,” said director Alice Gleghorn. “We are grateful we are able to contribute to the solution of expanded housing which is a critical need for many.”
Behavioral Wellness recognizes the importance of housing stability and is happy to participate in one of the strategies to expand housing opportunities for those in need in the Lompoc community.
“I am excited about this transition and the opportunities it will bring to the Lompoc community,” said Tony Hollenback, Lompoc regional manager, and a licensed clinical social worker.
For more about Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, visit http://countyofsb.org/behavioral-wellness. For help in accessing Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness services, call the 24/7 toll free Crisis Response and Services Access Line, 888-868-1649.