Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz
Also serving the Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista

 

The mission of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is to promote access to quality affordable housing, utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, and support inclusive, healthy and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

 

 


Recent News

Increase in Payment Standards
Posted 3/2/2017

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has increased payment standards used for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, effective March 2, 2017. These increases will reduce the rent burden for many families in the voucher program, and will make it easier for voucher holders to find units in the private market they can afford with their voucher. Links to current Payment Standards can be found below.


Immigration Resources
Posted 2/28/17

The mission of the Housing Authority is to promote access to quality affordable housing, utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, and support inclusive, healthy and sustainable communities free from discrimination.  In this spirit, the Housing Authority has compiled a list of resources for immigrant families, many of whom have expressed concern about recent changes in immigration policy and enforcement.   At this time, the Housing Authority is not aware of any proposed changes that would impact immigrant families receiving assistance through the federal housing programs we administer.  However, If changes are proposed that would reduce the benefits offered to our families, the Housing Authority will work actively with local, statewide, and national organizations in collective advocacy to support all of our program participants, including immigrant families.

La misión de la Autoridad de Viviendas es promover el acceso a viviendas de calidad a precio razonable, utilizar la vivienda como plataforma para mejorar la calidad de vida, y apoyar comunidades inclusivas, saludables y sostenibles, libres de discriminación. En este espíritu, la Autoridad de Viviendas ha compilado una lista de recursos para familias inmigrantes, muchas de las cuales han expresado su preocupación a causa de los recientes cambios en normas de inmigración y su cumplimiento. En este momento, la Autoridad de Viviendas no conoce ningún cambio propuesto que pueda impactar a las familias inmigrantes recibiendo ayuda por medio de los programas federales que administramos. Sin embargo, si se proponen cambios que puedan reducir los beneficios ofrecidos a nuestras familias, la Autoridad de Viviendas trabajará activamente junto con las organizaciones locales, estatales y nacionales para advocar el apoyo a los participantes de nuestros programas, incluyendo a las familias inmigrantes.

 

Waiting List Opened for St. Stephens Senior Housing

Posted 2/10/2017 (updated 2/22/17)
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has opened a new site based waiting list for Project Based Voucher (PBV) assistance at the St. Stephens Senior Housing located at 2510 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz. St. Stephens Senior Housing is currently being developed by MidPen Housing for occupancy by low-income seniors at least 62 years of age....Read More
 

Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
Posted 1/18/2017

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD) offers families with Section 8 Vouchers or in Public Housing an annual $5 membership to interactive learning at this children’s museum inside the Capitola Mall....Read More

The Housing Authority Assists People Acquire Low Cost Internet at Home    
Posted 11/9/2016
The Housing Authority wants to help bridge the digital divide for our participants and the whole community.  Soon we will be mailing internet access information to all our participants receiving rental assistance....Read More 

New Housing Authority Logo    
Posted 8/31/2016
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce that we have adopted a new agency logo! Read More

New Project Based Voucher waiting list for Resetar Residential Apartments in Watsonville     Posted 6/23/2016
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has opened a new site based waiting list for Project Based Voucher (PBV) rental assistance at Resetar Residential Apartments in downtown Watsonville... Read More 

Santa Cruz Connect    
Posted 5/24/2016
The Housing Authority recently participated in the annual Santa Cruz Connect (formerly called Project Homeless Connect) at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz. 
Santa Cruz Connect focuses on bringing a large number of services and resources together in the same place at the same time....  Read More

St. Stephens Senior Housing     Posted 5/10/2016
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has committed 39 project based vouchers towards the development of a new affordable housing complex called St. Stephens Senior Housing, which is being developed and constructed on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz by Mid-Peninsula Housing.... 
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A Message from the New Executive Director     Posted on 4/4/2016
My name is Jennifer Panetta, and it is an honor to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz...  Read More



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