Recent News


The Housing Authority introduces incentives for Landlords who house Emergency Housing Voucher holders. Click here to view the brochure. For more information about the Emergency Housing Voucher Program, click here.

  • $2000 signing bonuses
  • Up $500 reimbursement for repairs
  • Funding to assist new tenants with security deposits at move in

Families who receive Emergency Housing Vouchers are referred to the Housing Authority and supported by community partners. Click here to view Housing Authority Community Partners.

Below is the hotline and email address that any Landlord can use if interested in renting to an Emergency Housing Voucher holder. Click here to view Abode Service’s flyer.

Abode Services Santa Cruz

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 510-435-8881

Lobby Re-opened July 28th

As of July 28th, the lobby has been re-opened to the public Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please note that face-to-face meetings are not available at this time due to COVID restrictions.

State of California Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program!

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, including “back-rent” owed to your landlord, and future rent payments.  Click here for more information.  The Rent Relief call center is now available to get help answering eligibility questions, for application assistance, and to provide information on local assistance. Tenants and landlords can […]

Free Technology Resources for Internet connecting during Shelter-in-Place

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) have created a collection of lendable technology devices that can be checked out with your library card. The collection includes Amazon Fire 7 Tablets, Chromebook laptops, WiFi Hotspots, and Chromebook + Hotspot bundles.  Library cardholders can visit the catalog or use our mobile app to search for and request any […]


The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the CARES Rental Assistance Program. As directed by the Board of Supervisors, the County has allocated a portion of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to provide housing stabilization assistance to residents of unincorporated Santa Cruz County who have lost income due […]