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Landlords and Lot Owners

Become Our Partner and Strengthen Our Community

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the ways that we partner with landlords and lot owners to ensure safety and end homelessness for our clients. If you are a community member struggling to maintain their housing, please visit our Get Help page.

Landlords and Property Managers

Each year, we house approximately 175 community members and do so by building and maintaining relationships with an extensive landlord network. Typically, our clients either have a Section 8 voucher, or we provide them with short-term financial assistance. We provide wraparound housing retention services to all of our recently housed clients. We work with landlords and property managers throughout Santa Barbara County.

Parking Lot Owners

Through our Safe Parking Program, we partner with over 25 faith-based organizations, businesses, and our local government to provide a safe place for our clients to park each evening. Our lots are currently in Santa Barbara and Goleta. We are expanding Safe Parking Program in the greater Santa Barbara region, as well as into Santa Maria and Lompoc, and we need to establish partnerships with new parking lot owners. Additional information can be found further along on this page. Read more about our Parking Lot Owner Partnership Program…

About the Landlord Partnership Program

As a landlord, you can change lives by renting to a client of New Beginnings. Landlords enjoy partnering with us because we:

  • Work with the client on an ongoing basis, including ensuring rent is paid on time and units are properly cared for
  • Recommend clients who are the right fit and highly motivated to be great tenants, speeding up pre-rental processes
  • Respond quickly to both landlords and clients, heading off any potential issues quickly
  • Help clients increase their income, including providing security deposit assistance, so they can build up savings and improve their future
  • Give landlords an opportunity to look out for others in our community who are down on their luck and deeply value a roof over their head

Profile of a Typical Prospective Tenant

  • Employed or with permanent, but limited, income through VA Disability Compensation or Social Security
  • Self-sufficient and highly motivated to be a great long-term tenant
  • Limited recent housing and/or credit history
  • Single adult with no pets
  • Part of the Coordinated Entry System, eligible for Housing Choice Voucher, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, or New Beginnings Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

Please reach out to our Development Department at development@nullsbnbcc.org or at (805) 963-7777 x122.

Client Being Housed

About The Parking Lot Owner Partnership Program

As a lot owner, you can change lives by making overnight parking spaces available to clients of our Safe Parking Program. Safe Parking provides case management and overnight parking spaces to approximately 150 people living in their cars at 26 designated lots in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the unincorporated region in between. We have a few daytime lots as well for larger vehicles.

  • Clients are residents of Santa Barbara County and have a current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and registration.
  • Each of these lots has entered in to a written agreement with New Beginnings who has indemnified them against any liability.
  • Each lot offers free nightly parking for between one and 15 vehicles.
  • The lots are monitored each night; clients typically arrive at 7 PM and leave by 7 AM.
  • Our clients use the lots just to sleep, and we have a team of case managers that provide rehousing services

Since the program’s inception in 2004, there have been no major incidents or damage to any of the participating lots. Staff works with program clients to transition them back into traditional and permanent housing. Since the program’s inception, we have moved approximately 1,000 community members into permanent housing.

Please contact the Safe Parking Program at (805) 963-7777 or email Cassie Roach, Safe Parking Program Manager at croach@nullsbnbcc.org.


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