My Home at Artisan Court

Artisan Court adds 55 needed affordable housing units to the City of Santa Barbara and is home to very-low income residents with special needs along with downtown workers. Special needs residents includes those who were formerly homeless and youth aging out of foster care. A portion of Artisan Court is also home to Santa Barbara’s downtown workforce, in particular those choosing alternative transportation for commuting to work.

Searching for Rooms

Searching for a place to live can be daunting, especially if you do not know where to start looking. The following page helps you navigate through the housing search and gives you tips on how to choose the right place!

Types of Transitional Housing and Eligibility

Find out more information on the types of transitional housing and eligibilty criteria. Note: Youth must have been in an approved placement on their 18th birthday.

Change of Address

Learn how to change your address with the Postal Services—something you have to do each time you move!

After 18/Extended Foster Care

Youth in Foster Care who are about to turn 18 now have the option to extend their time in foster care until the age of 21 while pursuing educational or career goals!

Beyond Foster Care: Need for Services Beyond the Age of 21

This survey is for California former foster, Independent Living Program (ILP) eligible probation, and dual status youth ages 22 to 35. The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences and need for services of California former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth who are between the ages of 22 and 35. Participation in the study would last about 20 to 35 minutes. You may choose to withdraw your participation at any time. Your answers will be confidential. The information will be kept in a secure database with no identifying information for the duration of the study. 

The findings of this study will be used to provide suggestions for programs and services that will improve long-term outcomes for former foster, ILP eligible probation, and dual status youth. 

Visit this link in order to complete the survey! 


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