Security Deposit Assistance Continues to be offered in the City

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program continues to be offered in the City of Santa Maria.  TBRA provides security deposit assistance through Qualified Referring Agencies (QRA) to low-income households.  The assistance is in the form of a grant for up to 100 percent of the total security deposit amount to assist with overcoming obstacles in obtaining permanent housing.

To access the program, participants must apply for assistance through a Qualified Referring Agency (QRA).  Eligible participants are individuals whose income is at 60 percent or less of the area median income by household size as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) below:

Household Size / Low Income (60 percent)

Household Size 1 Per 2 Per 3 Per 4 Per 5 Per 6 Per 7 Per 8 Per
60% Income $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,320 $62,640 $66,960 $71,280

Those who are interested in the program may contact one of the QRAs listed below.  PLEASE NOTE: In order to access programs, interested parties must be referred by one of the following QRAs.

Housing Authority of SB County

Irma Zacarias

Maribel Rodriguez


Peoples’ Self -Help Housing Corporation

Rick Gulino


Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc.

Kirsten Cahoon

347-3338 ext. 101

The Salvation Army

Melanie Sularz


Questions may be directed to the Special Projects Division of the Community Development Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2118.