Recent News

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!

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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 […]


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 […]


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 CZU LIGHTNING […]