Santa Barbara County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Santa Barbara County California social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Lompoc Department of Social Services Food Stamp Office 1100 West Laurel Avenue Lompoc CA 93436 866-404-4007

Santa Barbara Department of Social Services Food Stamp Office 234 Camino del Remedio Santa Barbara CA 93110 805-681-4401

Santa Maria Department of Social Services Food Stamp Office 2125 Centerpointe Parkway Santa Maria CA 93455 805-346-7135


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Goleta Housing Authority 5575 Armitos Avenue Goleta CA 93117 805-967-3402

Guadalupe Housing Authority 1050 Escalante Street Guadalupe CA 93434 805-343-0306

Lompoc Housing Authority 31 Palm Drive Lompoc CA 93436 805-740-9165

Santa Barbara Housing Authority 521 North La Cumbre Road Goleta CA 93110 805-897-1096

Santa Maria Housing Authority 200 West Williams Street Santa Maria CA 93458 805-925-4393