Staff Housing

Sierra Madre Apartments

  • Located at 505 Storke Road, about 1.5 miles from the UCSB Campus. The complex is home to 36 newly constructed Staff & Faculty Rental Apartments (unfurnished).
  • Many amenities and sustainable design measures were incorporated into the Sierra Madre Apartment project, including:
    • Energy Star Appliances include stainless steel refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher and full size stackable washer and dryers.
    • Granite Countertops and solid Wood Cabinetry in kitchen.
    • Low flow toilets and faucets. Dual Pane Windows throughout.
    • Solar thermal preheat of domestic water and radiant heating
    • 100% LED lighting throughout
    • 3-story building with common rooms and elevator access.
    • Adjacent to 650 pristine acres of coastal habitats, open for public access, in perpetuity.
    • Three community BBQ’s provided for your outdoor culinary pleasures.
    • Offering two unfurnished floorplans:
    • 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments (approx. 894 sq ft)
    • 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (approx. 1123sq ft)
    • LEED* Platinum certification, under ‘LEED for Homes,’ by the U.S. Green Building Council
    • For more information please contact Liana Decierdo (805-893-4448)

Rental Housing Options

Coastal Housing Partnership

  • 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

Contact Information


*Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. LEED is a program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council in an effort to encourage energy and water efficiency; improve indoor environmental quality; use recycled, renewable, and locally available materials; and optimize the way the building and its site interact with the surrounding area. Within each category, points are assigned for the use of different design measures, material choices, or construction practices, the accumulation of which leads to one of four levels of certification, Platinum being the highest. - See more at: