Rob Fredericks

Executive director at the Santa Barbara Housing Authority

Executive director at the Santa Barbara Housing Authority

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In the City of Santa Barbara, housing leaders came up with a bold plan: build 40 tiny homes on the corner of Carrillo and Castillo Street for the city’s poorest and most vulnerable…

A multi-million dollar plan to help Santa Barbara’s homeless

In the City of Santa Barbara, housing leaders came up with a bold plan: build 40 tiny homes on the corner of Carrillo and Castillo Street for the city’s poorest and most vulnerable…

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Prop 10 would allow cities to implement rent control. The debate is an emotional and complicated one.

How would Prop 10 affect Santa Barbara?

Prop 10 would allow cities to implement rent control. The debate is an emotional and complicated one.

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There’s a nine year waitlist for public housing in Santa Barbara, and many private landlords don’t take housing vouchers, meant to subsidize housing costs for low-income residents.

Why don’t more landlords take housing vouchers?

There’s a nine year waitlist for public housing in Santa Barbara, and many private landlords don’t take housing vouchers, meant to subsidize housing costs for low-income residents.

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A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

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One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes.

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Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara-based food and wine writer, recently tried out some new restaurants in Solvang.

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Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people falling out of the housing market. The number has grown despite…

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With restaurants, concert venues and bars closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those who work in the hospitality and music industries won’t collect pay at the end of March.

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A slew of events celebrating Julia Child and her love of food and drink will hit Santa Barbara during March 13-15, 2020.

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“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

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