Staff Housing

Sierra Madre Apartments

Sierra Madre Apartments

The Sierra Madre Apartment complex is UCSB’s first endeavor into University-owned apartment rentals for staff. The beautiful facility boasts 35 large 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and a full size washer/dryer for each unit. Located adjacent to 650 acres of coastal habitats and walking trails, the setting is as beautiful as the apartments themselves. With monthly rent set at 10-20% below the market rate, and close proximity to main campus, Sierra Madre is an excellent living option for UCSB staff and faculty. 


Liana Decierdo
Sierra Madre Apartments

Information & Resources

The Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs.

  • Home buying benefits
  • Home buying education seminars
  • Resources as employees navigate their way through the home buying process
  • Mortgage refinance benefits
  • Rental assistance benefits
  • UCSB Staff enjoy the following Membership Benefits:
  • A network of service professionals to assist employees in their search for area housing, whether leasing or buying


Please contact Community Housing Services at 805-893-4371 or for assistance in locating a rental property near campus.