The University of California Santa Barbara is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff who will advance our vision of inclusive excellence. We recognize that the remarkable attractions of the climate, culture, and community in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and California can result in a challenging real estate market. Like other campuses in the University of California system, we offer a variety of resources and strategies to assist Academic Senate Faculty, often in partnership with the UC Office of the President. These resources and strategies include several mortgage, home loan, and down payment assistance programs developed by the UC Office of Loan Programs and the campus. Subsidized homes and apartments for purchase or rent at below-market rates are also offered based on availability, and new projects are in progress to expand the faculty housing inventory.  

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The campus remains committed to addressing the housing needs of all campus constituencies. We hope that this site will provide current and prospective faculty and staff with helpful information. Our long-standing plans to expand subsidized faculty and staff housing are gaining momentum and progress has been made on developing new loan programs. We are also committed to providing updates and additional information so faculty and staff can remain informed about current and planned projects.