The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, in partnership with Santa Barbara County and the city of Goleta, invites community members to a virtual meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, on the proposed permanent supportive housing development project at 6021 Hollister Ave., Goleta, currently the site of a Super 8 motel.

The proposed development would serve to help address the human and societal problem of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

The meeting is designed to provide information about the proposed housing development and answer questions from the community. To join by Zoom or phone, the information is enclosed below and posted at For those unable to attend, a video of the meeting will be available on the partner agency websites.

Join Zoom meeting at or by phone, 669-900-6833. Meeting ID: 821 8574 1781; Passcode: 031561 

The Super 8 housing development project is proposed to include 59 permanent supportive housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. One unit will house an onsite property manager, plus five existing units will be converted to support community space and a robust offering of services. 

If grant funding is approved, more than $16 million of the about $20 million total project cost would be awarded through the State of California Homekey 2.0 Program. An additional $2 million is expected from the state for rental subsidy and operating costs. Additional funding has been reserved for this development by the county of Santa Barbara and city of Goleta.

Under recent state law (AB 140 and AB 2162), supportive housing projects funded through the Homekey program are automatically deemed consistent and in conformity with local General Plan and zoning requirements and allowed by right as a permitted use.

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