By Habitat for Humanity, Santa Barbara
Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (Habitat Santa Barbara) was granted conceptual approval by the City of Santa Barbara’s Architectural Board of Review (ABR) for our next six-unit affordable homeownership project, the Cota St. Affordable Homes. These new construction homes will be sold at an affordable mortgage to lower income families.
This project isn’t just building homes, it’s building community. Our considerations around design and planning are exciting and complex: create an incredible home for our future homeowner partner families, build homes that are compatible with neighborhood guidelines, and create design-friendly townhomes that can include community volunteers and homeowner “sweat equity” as they build the homes alongside licensed contractors and professionals.
For more than two years, we have been preparing for the Cota St. Afforadble Homes by canvassing the neighborhood and revitalizing the community with landscaping and clean-up projects. Currently, we are using the property at 710 E. Cota St. as our temporary office, to allow the staff to get to know the neighbors and neighborhood first-hand until the project’s groundbreaking.
Read our FAQs for additional information on Cota St. Affordable Homes. We are so excited to share more news about Cota St. in the coming months! Stay tuned!