The Housing Authority recently participated in the annual Santa Cruz Connect (formerly called Project Homeless Connect) at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Connect focuses on bringing a large number of services and resources together in the same place at the same time. Hundreds of individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies provide Santa Cruz Connect and its clients with services such as dental care, eyeglasses, family support, food, HIV testing, housing resources, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, SSI benefits, legal advice, California identification cards, voice mail, employment counseling, job placement, wheelchair repair, veterinary services, and more.
The Housing Authority staffed a booth at the event, providing attendees with real time information on waiting list placement and status, as well as processing requests for waiting list reinstatement and answering general questions.
For more information about Santa Cruz Connect, please see the story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20160524/from-pet-care-to-legal-help-santa-cruz-homeless-get-connected