2nd 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.

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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.

The Story behind 2nd Story associates

2nd Story Associates is a Public Benefit Corporation established in August, 2007.  Our organization was born out of a recognition of the growing needs for quality affordable housing and supportive services in Santa Barbara. 

2nd Story collaborates to create affordable housing in the Santa Barbara community.  These developments seek to enhance the quality of life of low-income families, seniors and disabled individuals with an emphasis on promoting stability and self-sufficiency.

 2nd Story creates opportunities that serve the needs of low-income households by providing our clients with opportunities to access needed health and social services. Programs provide much needed resources for even the most basic of needs including dental care, furniture, transportation and utility assistance.  These programs and services are instrumental in helping to improve the quality of life and dignity of those we serve.  These programs include:

  • Furnishing Hope

  • GRAD Initiative

  • Tools for School

  • Financial Empowerment Initiative

  • Emergency Assistance Fund

 We strive to ensure there is always hope for someone’s 2nd story. 

2nd Story Associates recipient of

Montecito bank & trust 2017 anniversary grant award

A COX production

2nd Story Associates is one of ten organizations selected for Montecito Bank and Trust’s Anniversary Grant Awards.  What an amazing way to celebrate an anniversary!

 2nd Story Associates was honored to be nominated and recognized alongside such a diverse and meaningful group of non-profit organizations in our community.  The promotional videos produced by Cox are invaluable promotional tools that show the incredible work taking place every day by these non-profits. 

The concept of the Anniversary Grant and the consideration and thoughtfulness put forth by Montecito Bank and Trust staff to advocate for the community we all serve is truly inspiring.   

Thank you to Montecito Bank & Trust for your support in ensuring there is always hope for someone’s 2nd Story.