The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is providing limited rental assistance to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support. Eligible renter households must reside in the Unincorporated County, Santa Maria, Buellton, Solvang, Guadalupe, Goleta, and Carpinteria. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or property management company. Up to $5,000 may be provided to help cover 3 months of rental assistance. The application deadline is Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. For more information and to apply, click HERE.