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State of California Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program!

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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 call 1-833-430-2122 between 7 am and 7 pm daily.  Assistance is available in 20 languages.

CEl Programa de Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California ayudará a los hogares con ingresos elegibles a pagar la renta y las facturas de servicios públicos, tanto como la renta atrasada y los pagos prospectivos. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información. El centro de llamadas Rent Relief ahora está disponible para obtener ayuda para responder preguntas de elegibilidad, para asistencia de solicitud y para proporcionar información sobre la asistencia local. Los inquilinos y propietarios pueden llamar al 1-833-430-2122 entre las 7 am y las 7 pm todos los días. La asistencia está disponible en 20 idiomas.

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 of the devices or the bundle by name. For example, a keyword search for “fire tablet” or “hotspot” will work. Once the devices are on hold at the chosen library branch, they can be picked up at regular Grab & Go lobby service hours. Borrowers must be 18 years or older, and a lending agreement must be signed. The checkout period is 3 weeks, just like all other library materials. Instructional guides in English and Spanish are available.

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Recursos tecnológicos gratuitos para conectarse a Internet durante el refugio en el Hogar

Las Bibliotecas Públicas de Santa Cruz (SCPL) han creado una colección de aparatos tecnológicos prestables que se pueden sacar con su tarjeta de biblioteca. La colección incluye tabletas Amazon Fire 7, laptops Chromebook, hotspots WiFi y paquetes de Chromebook + Hotspot. Personas con tarjetas de la biblioteca pueden visitar el catálogo o utilizar nuestra aplicación móvil para buscar y solicitar cualquiera de los aparatos o el paquete por nombre. Por ejemplo, una búsqueda de palabras clave como “Fire Tablet” o “HotSpot” funcionará. Una vez que los aparatos estén en listos en la biblioteca elegida, se pueden recoger en el horario habitual de servicio del vestíbulo Grab & Go. Los usarios deben tener 18 años o más y se debe firmar un contrato de préstamo. El período de préstamo es de 3 semanas, al igual que todos los demás materiales de la biblioteca. Hay guías de instrucción disponibles en inglés y español.

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RENT AND UTILITY SUPPORT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 IMPACTS

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 […]

FIRE INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND EVACUATION PREPAREDNESS

For information and resources regarding the CZU August Lightning Fire, please see the following County of Santa Cruz Press Releases (AugustLightningComplex.08192020). For information on accommodations for evacuees, please call Red Cross at 1-866-272-2237. For information about how to prepare for fires, including a household evacuation checklist, please see the following CalFire website https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/go-evacuation-guide/pre-evacuation-preparation-steps/ CZU LIGHTNING […]

Housing Authority Launches “RentCafé” Online Annual Re-examinations

The Housing Authority is proud to announce a new web-based portal, where program participants in the Annual Re-examination process can complete recertification electronically.  If you have received a letter from the Housing Authority asking you to complete a Annual Re-examination online with RentCafé, click here for more information. To access the Tenant Portal, click here. […]