COVID-19 Resources

IVTU caseworkers are available for online appointments to provide members of the IV community with legal advice and counseling for housing-related matters.
Click here to book an online consultation appointment.

Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 5pm via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and phone consultations. No in-person appointments are being offered during this time.

Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program:


The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is providing limited rental assistance to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support. Eligible renter households must reside in the Unincorporated County, Santa Maria, Buellton, Solvang, Guadalupe, Goleta, and Carpinteria. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or property management company. Up to $5,000 may be provided to help cover 3 months of rental assistance.

Application Deadline: September 4, 5:00 P.M. For more information and to apply, go to


El Programa de Emergencia con Asistencia de Pago de Renta está proporcionando asistencia de renta limitada a los residentes elegibles del Condado de Santa Bárbara que han sufrido una pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia COVID-19 y que pueden demostrar la necesidad de apoyo con su renta.   Los hogares de inquilinos elegibles deben residir en partes del Condado No Incorporados, Santa María, Buellton, Solvang, Guadalupe, Goleta y Carpinteria. Los pagos se realizarán directamente al arrendador o a la empresa de administración de la propiedad. Se pueden proporcionar hasta $5,000 para ayudar a cubrir 3 meses de asistencia de alquiler.

Fecha límite de solicitud: 4 de septiembre, 5:00 p.m. Para obtener más información y aplicar, visite:


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Other Resources:

If you are aware of other resources that may be useful to tenants during this time that could be added to this list or want to provide IVTU with other general feedback regarding our response to the COVID-19 crisis, please email Sabina Menzhausen here.