County Departments Partner to Expand Low Income Housing in Lompoc
Source: Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness
The County Departments of Housing and Community Development and Behavioral Wellness are partnering with the County Housing Authority to develop additional low-income housing in the City of Lompoc. The goal of this housing project is to create housing which is targeted for Behavioral Wellness clients allowing pairing with ongoing support services. Funding for this project is made available through Caliornia’s Project Homekey.
The Santa Barbara County Housing Authority will soon begin renovations on the building currently occupied by the Behavioral Wellness Adult Outpatient Mental Health services team, to create housing which will includes 15 units for low-income individuals and families. The Behavioral Wellness Adult Outpatient staff who are currently occupying this space will be relocating to the Crestwood Champions Center located at 303 S. C Street, by the end of the month. All clients receiving services will be receiving notification of this move to allow a smooth continuum of service delivery.
“The B street building, which currently operates as a service site, has a history as a hotel which lends the perfect opportunity to repurpose and allow expanded stable housing within our community” says Alice Gleghorn, PhD, Director. “We are grateful we are able to contribute to the solution of expanded housing which is a critical need for many.”
Behavioral Wellness recognizes the importance of housing stability and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of just one of many strategies to expand housing opportunities for those in need, within the Lompoc community.
“I am excited about this transition and the opportunities it will bring to the Lompoc community,” says Tony Hollenback, LCSW, Lompoc Regional Manager.
To learn more about Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness please visit http://countyofsb.org/behavioral-wellness. For assistance with accessing Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness services call the 24/7 toll free Crisis Response and Services Access Line at (888) 868-1649.