Formerly Landlord Liaison Partnership

Success Story: Chris and Drea

Success Story: Chris and Drea

By Partners in Housing Solutions on Aug 07, 2018 in Success Stories
Chris and Drea Santa Barbara Homeless Housing Success Story

They are buying their first home!

In 2015, I was met with the lowest point of my life. My children were in foster care, I was on probation, and I did not have a stable living situation or the credit to support my current issues from being resolved.

With the care of Landlord Liaison (now PHS) and New Beginnings, I was given an opportunity to plant my feet firmly on the ground and rebuild my life. My liaison created a relationship with gracious landlords that wanted to help someone like me.

I was given a chance.

For 27 months, I have been blessed to have a roof over my head, food on the table, and the case management necessary to retain my living situation. Without these programs, I would not have the ability to start the process of becoming a first-time homeowner, and for that, I am forever indebted.

The Challenge and the Solution

The Challenge:

  • Vacancy rates at less then 1% in Santa Barbara County
  • One of the most expensive cities to live in the state
  • Minimal government housing

The Solution:

To build and maintain a network of private landlords with trust at the core of these relationships, resulting in a private sector that is accessed and activated to show compassion to the less fortunate.