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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