Ask workers in Santa Barbara what their biggest struggle is, and there’s a good chance they’ll say it’s finding an affordable place to live. The numbers paint a troubling picture: The median home price is around $1 million, and the rental market is 99.5 percent full.
Do you have questions about how we got here, and where the city will head next? Ask your question below, and we’ll investigate.
Then, join KCRW and the Santa Barbara Independent on Thursday, October 6th at the Center Stage Theater for a free discussion with local journalists and housing experts who are going to help sort it out. RSVP here: kcrw.com/pricedout