SC Roundtable Friday, May 31, 2024 on Maximize Affordable Housing Development

SBCAN South County Roundtable
May 31, 2024 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
via Zoom


  1. Maximizing Affordable Housing Development with Guest speakers:
    • Lucille Boss, Senior Housing Programs Specialist, Housing and Community Development Division, County of Santa Barbara
    • Maria Navarro, Oxnard Policy Advocate with CAUSE
  2. Organizational updates

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 31, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

If you would like to register for this meeting, email us at [email protected] 

Hope Village housing on county-owned land in Santa Maria

You can still speak up for affordable and workforce housing on county-owned land!

While the rezone process is over for the Housing Element, you can still encourage the County of Santa Barbara to help alleviate our housing crisis. 
Sign this petition to urge the Board of Supervisors to use county-owned land to develop deed-restricted affordable and workforce housing and to maximize low-income and moderate housing units, rather than developing any additional market-rate units. 
Developing housing on underutilized county-owned land can help guarantee that housing units will be affordable and will go directly to local employees rather than out-of-town investors. This can help disrupt additional gentrification and can promote stability for our hard-working residents.
County-owned land is funded by Santa Barbara County taxpayers and data shows that our greatest need is affordable housing units so that we can work, live, and play in the county. A third of the county’s employees (more than 1,000 employees) cannot afford to live within the county. 
We encourage you to voice your support for developing deed-restricted affordable and workforce housing units on underutilized county-owned land.

Join us for a fun, inspiring dinner to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations!


Santa Barbara County Action Network
North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner & Fundraiser
June 23, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria  

Santa Barbara County Action Network recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that work selflessly to protect our environment and the rights of our county’s residents. These awards bring attention to this good work and help raise funds we need to keep doing our part. 

Join us to recognize:


If you'd like to volunteer or would like a sliding scale ticket, contact us at [email protected]

Early Sponsors

California Condor
Dick & Marilyn Mazess
UFCW Local 770

Red-tailed Hawk
Allan Hancock College
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Gerry DeWitt
Fund for Santa Barbara
Dick Flacks
UDW - AFSCME Local 3930

California Quail
Coasthills Credit Union
Cliff Solomon & Pam Gates
McCune Foundation
Kathy Sharum & David Dennis
Virginia Perry Souza
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara

Anna's Hummingbird
Marc Chytilo & Nancy Weiss
Mary Rose & Associates
Janet Blevins & Gary Smith
Supervisor Das Williams
Assemblymember Gregg Hart
Supervisor Laura Capps
Santa Barbara Foundation
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley

Will you join with our Early Sponsors to recognize the outstanding work of these individuals and organizations?