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Natural Bridges Apartments Groundbreaking Celebration

Join New Horizons Affordable Housing and Development and the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz to celebrate the groundbreaking of Natural Bridges Apartments, a 20-unit, all-electric affordable housing community in the Westside neighborhood of Santa Cruz.

The event will include remarks from Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Mayor Fred Keeley, and other community leaders, followed by a golden shovel ceremony and a reception with light refreshments.

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2023, 11:00 AM


The event will take place on an active construction site – please wear flat, closed-toe shoes.


Street parking may be available along Natural Bridges Drive, Delaware Avenue, and Mission Street.


Light refreshments will be available before and during the event.


Please RSVP to [email protected] with the first and last name of all members in your party.

New Horizons Scholarship Program

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz in coordination with our non-profit New Horizons Affordable Housing and Development is excited to announce the New Horizons Scholarship Program designed to support economic mobility and academic achievement for active participants of federally funded rental assistance programs administered by the Housing Authority or a resident of a New Horizons or Housing Authority owned or controlled property.

Selected applicants will be awarded a minimum $1000 scholarship to help meet their educational goals and to increase their opportunities for economic mobility. Individuals interested in receiving a scholarship must complete an application, write an essay describing their academic and long-term goals, and submit a letter of recommendation.

Application will be available as of April 10, 2023 and must be submitted by the due date of May 31, 2023.

Click on the New Horizons Scholarship Home Page link below for more information on eligibility, how to apply, frequently asked questions, and more.

New Horizons Scholarship Home Page

Programa de Becas de New Horizons

La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Cruz, en coordinación con nuestra organización sin fines de lucro New Horizons Affordable Housing and Development (Vivienda Asequible y Desarrollo New Horizons) se complace en anunciar el Programa de Becas de New Horizons, diseñado para apoyar la movilidad económica y los logros académicos de los participantes activos de programas de asistencia de renta subvencionados por el gobierno federal y administrados por la Autoridad de Vivienda o de residentes de propiedades que pertenecen o son controladas por New Horizons o la Autoridad de Vivienda. 

A los solicitantes seleccionados se les otorgará una beca por un mínimo de $1000 para ayudarlos a alcanzar sus metas educativas y para incrementar sus oportunidades de movilidad económica. Los individuos interesados en recibir una beca deberán completar una solicitud, escribir un ensayo describiendo sus metas académicas y para el futuro, y presentar una carta de recomendación.

Las solicitudes estarán disponibles a partir de abril 10, 2023 y se deberán presentar antes de finalizar el plazo, el 31 de mayo, 2023.

Haz clic en el enlace que aparece a continuación de la Página de Inicio de Becas de New Horizon para ver más información sobre la elegibilidad, cómo solicitar, preguntas frecuentes y más.

Página de Becas de New Horizons

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Achieves 100% Utilization of Emergency Housing Vouchers

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz and the Housing for Health Partnership[1] (H4HP) announce 295 formerly homeless households – representing more than 425 people – have secured housing using Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV).  Allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a COVID response, Emergency Housing Vouchers serve low-income […]

Santa Cruz County Atmospheric River Storms Emergency Information

The County of Santa Cruz and surrounding area is experiencing a series of winter atmospheric river storm events, and parts of the county are experiencing flooding, road closures, with some areas under evacuation orders or evacuation warnings.  For information about evacuations, shelter locations, storm preparedness, river levels, and road closures, please visit the website of […]

Sunrise Waitlist Opening

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz will open a site based waiting list for Project Based Voucher rental assistance units at Sunrise Senior Apartments located at 580 Westside Blvd., in Hollister.  Sunrise Senior Apartments owned and managed by Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc. (CHISPA) for occupancy by low income […]