Mission

Second Story Associates is a nonprofit corporation created in 2007 for the purpose of funding and developing affordable housing and related social services for the benefit of low-income families, seniors and disabled members of the Santa Barbara community, including clients of the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority.

Vision

It is the goal of Second Story Associates to expand the opportunities that are available to all low-income families, seniors and disabled members of the Santa Barbara community with the intention of creating housing and programs that serve the needs of these individuals and promote a diverse and socially equitable community.


The Story of Second Story

2nd Story Associates is a Public Benefit Corporation established in August, 2007.  This organization was born out of recognition of a growing unmet need to have sufficient affordable housing and expanded resident service programs for Low-Income families, seniors and disabled individuals (those earning 80% of Area Median Income and below) in Santa Barbara County.  

2nd Story Associates intends to encourage resident service programs that will promote a holistic service approach to family needs by humanizing critical family issues and introducing educational opportunities for children, economic advancement for adults and overall self-sufficiency for entire families.

Our initial objective is to raise the funding necessary to provide resident services for our target population, including improving existing community programs and implementing new needed programs.   

Outlined below are the initial programs that we will focus on in collaboration with other community partners:

  1. Self-Sufficiency Counseling

  2. Financial Literacy Workshops

  3. Youth Activity Programs

  4. Child Care Assistance

  5. Rental Mediation Programs

  6. Case Management and Counseling Services

The founders of 2nd Story Associates have recognized the nexus between providing resident service programs for low-income families, seniors and disabled and promoting affordable housing for this client group.  To that end, 2nd Story was also formed with the intention to provide assistance for affordable housing opportunities for low-income families, seniors and disabled individuals.

2nd Story will promote affordable housing development in several different forms as we recognize the importance of having a safe, decent and affordable place to call home as the base for a healthy family.  Specifically, it is the goal of 2nd Story Associates to expand the opportunities that are available to all low-income families, seniors and disabled members of the Santa Barbara community with the intention of creating housing and programs that serve the needs of these individuals and promote a diverse and socially equitable community.


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