Current Open Positions

Development Director

The Agency

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has been designated a High Performer for over 20 years, and has recently established a non-profit affordable housing division working on exciting new development plans and a resident services program. We provide a flexible working environment offering alternative work schedules, hybrid work program for remote work options, comprehensive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, CalPERS pension, 15 paid holidays a year, vacation and sick leave.

Our Mission

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is committed to advancing access to affordable housing and a thriving community free from discrimination by providing affordable housing and delivering inclusive services to our diverse community with compassion and kindness. Our mission extends beyond shelter, utilizing housing as a catalyst to promote equity, economic mobility, dignity, stability, improved quality of life, and a place to call home.

Our Values

 Integrity | Community | Respect | Compassion | Equity | Service

 Our Workplace

At the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, we strive to create a workplace that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, and promotes professional development at every level of our organization. We actively seek to attract and retain a compassionate and talented workforce that reflects our community, providing and promoting a culture of respect, and an environment where all employees can continue to learn and grow, uplifting both our team and the community we serve.

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The Community

Capitola Village

Santa Cruz County is situated at the northern tip of the picturesque Monterey Bay, with a population of almost 270,000 residents. It is ideally located 65 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and 35 miles southwest of San Jose and Silicon Valley. The four incorporated cities within the County are: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Capitola.

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Henry Cowell Redwoods

Santa Cruz County provides an exceptional quality of life with over 29 miles of pristine beaches, majestic redwood forests, an abundance of outdoor activities, a thriving wine industry, and temperate year-round weather. The sun shines 300 days a year as residents enjoy the Mediterranean climate, low humidity and mild weather cycles. The State of California owns and maintains over 42,000 acres of parks in the coastal and mountainous areas of the County, with the County maintaining an additional 850 acres of parkland. The local educational system includes: U.C. Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Community College, and several highly rated high schools. The local economy is strong, highlighted by the industries of agriculture, tourism, high technology and the service sector. Santa Cruz County provides a beautiful setting and presents an ideal location in which to live, work and play.