The Goleta Chamber is very focused on workforce housing in our area. We believe living in the same community that you work in is a large contributor to your quality of life.
The Chamber’s workforce housing plan advanced 617 units in the past 4 years. The recent addition of Hollister Village, and the completion of Cortona Apartments and Old Town Village, will provide much-needed housing for our workforce. In 2016, we partnered with Hollister Village to offer an incentive for local employees. We are thrilled to announce that 70% of tenants at Hollister Village are employed on the South Coast. Old Town Village and the Village at Los Carneros are also working with the Chamber on giving a local home buyer incentive, helping connect local employees with local housing opportunities.
In 2017, the Chamber will work with the Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County on their Workforce Homebuyer Program, helping local first-time workforce homebuyers purchase an entry-level home in South Santa Barbara County.