Residents of Carpinteria who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rental assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program administered by United Way of Santa Barbara County. A total of $890k is available for eligible applicants throughout Santa Barbara County who must meet specific requirements. The funds were made possible by the County through federal CDBG grants. If approved, families can receive a maximum of $5,000 of rental assistance over three months. Payments would go directly to landlords to ensure the assistance goes directly to rent payments. For detailed eligibility information and an application form, visit HERE.

Anyone in need of additional help may call (805) 965-8591.