Twenty new units of housing for the chronically homeless that were moving swiftly through the housing development pipeline last month might be shelved for a year or more. A 54-unit project from the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB), called Bradley Studios, has been unexpectedly called before the city Planning Commission, a move that could kill its financing from the federal government.
Ordinarily, Planning Commission review of this kind of project would not be a big deal, said city housing officials. It’s the eleventh hour nature of the request, after a city Staff Hearing Officer gave it approval, that’s jeopardizing an application for $9 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing. To read more, go here.