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 close proximity to the main campus, Sierra Madre is an excellent living option for UCSB staff and faculty. 


Liana Decierdo

Sierra Madre Apartments

Maintenance Work Request
(Access is restricted to campus network addresses only.)

For current Sierra Madre residents: call UCPD at 805-893-3446 for after hours non-emergency services. (911 for emergencies.)

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


University & Community Housing Services' list of rental properties is available to all UCSB staff and faculty at no charge. All UCSB staff and faculty can log in with their UCSB NetID and search rental listings that are available exclusively to those associated with UCSB.

  • Room in Private Homes
  • Vacant houses
  • Sublets

As a reminder, University & Community Housing Services also provides one-on-one assistance for staff & faculty. You may contact them by email at or call 805-893-4371.