The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is a local public agency that provides safe and secure housing and supportive services to individuals with low incomes. Through its various federal, state, local and private resources, the organization focuses to serve low-income families. The authority offers various below market and fixed-rent properties located throughout the city. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, through initiatives, programs, and strong partnerships in the community, helps working individuals and their families to live where they work. Founded in 1969, the housing authority has developed and secured more than 3,000 units of rental housing for Santa Barbara, Calif.