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Sign up for Affordable Housing Alerts!

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has partnered with affordable housing programs and properties countywide to offer Affordable Housing Alerts (AHA) to all interested community members.

We will forward information about waiting list openings and unit availability that we receive from community partners!

You don’t have to be on the Housing Authority waitlist to sign up for these alerts.  Anyone can sign up, and you will receive e-mail alerts with contact information whenever the Housing Authority is notified that a local affordable housing program or property has an available unit or open waitlist.

You may stop alerts any time by unsubscribing.

If you would like to be notified by email when various affordable housing programs and properties open their waiting lists, click here.


¿Esta en busca de una vivienda económica o a bajo costo?
Regístrese para recibir Alertas de Viviendas Económicas!

La Autoridad de Viviendas del Condado de Santa Cruz se ha asociado con programas y propiedades de viviendas económicas en todo el condado para ofrecer Alertas de Viviendas Económicas (AHA por sus siglas en inglés) a todos los miembros interesados de la comunidad.

Enviaremos información sobre aperturas en la lista de espera y la disponibilidad de viviendas que recibamos de los socios de la comunidad!

No es necesario que esté en la lista de espera de la Autoridad de Viviendas para inscribirse en estas alertas. Cualquier persona se puede inscribir y recibir alertas por correo electrónico con información de contacto cada vez que que se le notifique a la Autoridad de Viviendas que un programa o propiedad de vivienda económica local tiene una unidad disponible o una lista de espera esta abierta.

Puede parar las alertas en cualquier momento cancelando su suscripción.

Si desea recibir una notificación por correo electrónico cuando varios programas de viviendas económicas y propiedades abran sus listas de espera, haga clic aquí.


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: SantaCruz[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 […]