The City of Carpinteria administers a variety of housing related programs which both build new housing and maintain the existing housing stock. The City works to identify potential locations for new or redeveloped housing, assist in development of low and moderate income housing, preserve and enhance existing housing, address constraints to housing development, and to promote housing for all persons.

The City of Carpinteria does not manage or develop affordable housing. If you are interested in finding rental or for-sale housing, please contact a local realtor, property management company or find available housing through advertised listings. If you are interested in a Section 8 housing voucher, please contact either the County of Santa Barbara Housing Authority or City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority.

Rental Housing

Tenant Protections

  • The City’s Just-Cause Eviction ordinance is available to view here: Urgency Ordinance 770
  • Relocation assistance payments to qualified tenants are required in the event of a no-fault just cause eviction. Resolution No. 6290 (2/12/24) sets this payment amount at two month’s rent or $6,500, whichever is greater.

Renter resources