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WAITING LIST FACTS AND FORMS

Pre-Application Forms  (En Español)
Download these forms to apply for Housing Authority assistance. Be sure to fill out the form completely and mail it to the Housing Authority.

For more information about applying for assistance, see our Q&A page.

Program Description

Status




Housing Choice Voucher
(Section 8) Program

 

In the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, participants are issued a voucher and rent with a landlord who agrees to participate in the Section 8 program. The Housing Authority pays a portion of the rent directly to the landlord. The participant pays the difference between the negotiated rent and the amount paid by the Housing Authority to the landlord. This amount can (and in many cases does) exceed 30% of the household's adjusted income
 

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Low Income Public Housing

In the Low Income Public Housing (LIPH) program, participants rent a townhouse style apartment owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz. Tenants pay rent directly to the Housing Authority equal to 30% of the household's adjusted income. In this program, the housing assistance is associated with the unit, not the tenant.  Therefore, to continue participation in LIPH Program, families must remain in an LIPH unit.
 

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El Centro Project Based Voucher Waiting List

 

In the Project Based Voucher program, assistance is associated with a unit, not the tenant.  Therefore, applicants reaching the top of the El Centro waiting list will only be eligible to reside at El Centro Residential Apartments (1110 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz). Only single person households age 60 or above are eligible for these units. El Centro has 45 single room occupancy (SRO) units with a bathroom, small refrigerator, microwave and sink.  Each unit has access to a shared kitchen, separate men and women's showers, and other amenities.

Click here for a flyer with more information about El Centro Residential Apartments.
 

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El Centro
Pre-Application

Resetar Project Based Voucher Waiting List

The Resetar Residential Hotel is an 89 unit supportive and affordable housing project in the heart of downtown Watsonville. There are a total of 52 Project Based units at Resetar, of which 5 units are set aside for formerly homeless veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program. There are 3 one-bedroom units and 49 studio apartment in the Project Based Voucher Program.  Residents of Resetar Residential Hotel establish a service plan and receive case-management provided by Abode Services or other service providers.

In the Project Based Voucher program, assistance is associated with a unit, not the tenant. Therefore, applicants reaching the top of the Resetar waiting list will only be eligible to reside at Resetar Residential Hotel at 15 West Lake Avenue in downtown Watsonville.
 

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Resetar Pre-Application

 

St. Stephens Project Based Voucher (PBV) Waiting List

The complex is developed and operated by MidPen Housing. Occupancy is designated for low income seniors at least 62 years of age. The complex has studio, one and two bedroom apartments. There are a total of 39 project based units at St. Stephens. Five units are designated for formerly homeless veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program, as referred by the Veterans Administration. Five units are designated for Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) eligible persons referred by Health Projects Center. This new site based waiting list is for the remaining 29 units.

Click here for a flyer with more information on St. Stephens.
 

 

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St. Stephens Pre-Application

Completed Pre-applications must be received in our office by 5PM on March 10, 2017

USDA Farmworker Housing

This program is designed to provide affordable housing to households who earn a substantial portion of their income as farm laborers and who either are citizens of the United States or reside in the United States after being legally admitted for permanent residence.
 

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USDA Farmworker Housing Pre-Application

Merrill Road Apartments

Merrill Road is an affordable housing development consisting of 15 units for very-low income households.

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Forms for Applicants Already on the Waiting List
For more information about the waiting list, see our Q&A page.

Form

Description

Waiting List Status Form

Use this form to notify us of a change of address or if you'd like to verify that you are on any of our waiting lists.  Remember that if we cannot reach you by mail, you will be dropped from the list.  Once we get this form, we will send you a new copy of your original letter that confirmed your address, placement on the list and your date of placement.
 

 

 

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