Homelessness Statistics for Santa Barbara, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in Santa Barbara County California in 2019

1,803

There are an estimated 1,803 homeless individuals in Santa Barbara County California. That is a 6% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

326

There are 326 in Santa Barbara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

42

There are 42 in Santa Barbara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

344

There are 326 in Santa Barbara that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

1091

There are 326 in Santa Barbara that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

101

There are 101 in Santa Barbara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

14

There are 14 in Santa Barbara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Santa Barbara County California in 2019

115

There are an estimated 1,803 homeless individuals in Santa Barbara County California. That is a 6% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Santa Barbara County California

Total Chronic Homeless in Santa Barbara County California

401

There are 167 more homeless individuals in Santa Barbara County California than in 2018. That is a 71% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

110

There are 101 in Santa Barbara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

291

There are 14 in Santa Barbara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Santa Barbara County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

24

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

90

Total Veteran Homeless

114

There are more homeless individuals in Santa Barbara County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Santa Barbara County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

18

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

68

Total Homeless Youth

86

There are -56 more homeless youths in Santa Barbara County California than in 2018. That is a -39% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Santa Barbara County California

1,858

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Santa Barbara County California

9

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 552 emergency shelter beds in Santa Barbara County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 217 Transitional Housing beds in Santa Barbara County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 665 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Santa Barbara County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 127 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

9 Homeless Shelter Listings in Santa Barbara County

Bridgehouse Homeless Shelter

Bridgehouse Homeless Shelter

Lompoc, CA

Shelter. Provides cots to anyone in need of a roof overhead. 56 beds available in two buildings and a greenhouse on 11 acres.The BridgeHouse, currently under the management of Good Sa [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020
Transition House

Transition House

Santa Barbara, CA

Are you and your family homeless? Are you and your family about to become homeless?Transition House can help!If you are a Santa Barbara County Resident with a family (single-parent or dual [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 31, 2015
Central Coast Rescue Mission Substance Abuse And Homeless Services

Central Coast Rescue Mission Substance Abuse And Homeless Services

Santa Maria, CA

Men's Recovery ProgramThe Central Coast Rescue Mission offers an extensive Life Recovery Program. It is a free, 8 – 12 month, residential Christian based, smoke-free recovery program tha [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020
Casa Esperanza

Casa Esperanza

Santa Barbara, CA

Homeless Center. Services: 24-hour sobriety-based transitional shelter program. Social Services 30 bed homeless shelter for homeless people released from the hospital or experien [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 8, 2014
Santa Barbara Hospitality House - Salvation Army

Santa Barbara Hospitality House - Salvation Army

Santa Barbara, CA

The Santa Barbara Hospitality House provides respite for homeless men and women, through a 60-bed facility that offers food, shelter, transportation and employment assistance. The primary goal of the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 25, 2014
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Santa Barbara, CA

Programs: Homeless GuestsThe Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is the only organization between Oxnard and Santa Maria that provides hot meals and overnight accommodations seven days a week, 365 days [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 28, 2017
Domestic Violence Solutions - The Shelter Program

Domestic Violence Solutions - The Shelter Program

Santa Barbara, CA

Domestic Violence Solutions operates 24-hour hotlines in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez. Trained staff provide counseling, information, referrals, and access to immediate shelter. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 19, 2015
Santa Maria Emergency Shelter Campus

Santa Maria Emergency Shelter Campus

Santa Maria, CA

The Good Samaritan Emergency Shelter, located on West Morrisson Ave. in Santa Maria, is a 130-bed, 90 day facility that provides shelter for men, women and children. A hot evening meal is provided, da [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 31, 2015
Santa Barbara Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

Santa Barbara Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

Santa Barbara, CA

Our mission is to assist homeless individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency, by helping as many as possible access the services they need to transition to stable employment and housing.C [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 31, 2015

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
585
808
254
82


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


77
23


43
304


49
79


57
58
2015 Total 1,729 100 347 128 115
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
577
808
346
82


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


103
23


122
304


43
79


75
58
2016 Total 1,813 126 426 122 133
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
683
739
284
154


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


90
48


111
42


51
49


47
98
2017 Total 1,860 138 153 100 145
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
596
739
217
154


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


69
48


192
42


55
49


44
98
2018 Total 1,706 117 234 104 142
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
344
1091
326
42


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


101
14


110
291


24
90


18
68
2019 Total 1,803 115 401 114 86
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 119 12.1% 1945 36.8% 94.5%
2016 126 12.2% 1563 36.5% 91.6%
2017 116 11.0% 1520 32.7% 96.0%
2018 117 8.1% 1366 37.7% 96.3%
2019 100 11.2% 1413 29.2% 96.8%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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