LINKS AND RESOURCES (En Español)
Following are some links to housing-related resources. Please note that the Housing Authority does not endorse or recommend any particular service, business, or agency.
HelpSCC provides referrals to a variety of services, including emergency shelter, in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County Library's Community Information Database.
GreatSchools is a national non-profit educational resource
for parents, with a free web-based tool for parents who want
information on local schools. This user-friendly website offers a
database of more than 200,000 PreK-12 public, charter, magnet and
private schools across the U.S., and includes information on how parents
can choose the best school for their children. It also features about
2,000 articles and videos that provide information on how parents can
help their children be successful in school with free materials such as
subject-based worksheets, parent-teacher conference information,
homework help tips, college preparation support, and answers to
parenting questions. To find a school, users simply type in a city, zip
code, or mailing address and their child’s grade level. From there, a
listing of local schools will appear with a GreatSchools Rating,
including school performance information, school description, and
parents’ comments, and other relevant information, such as school
address and contact information. School data on the website comes from a
variety of sources, such as the National Center for Education
The United Way offers a list of member agencies that provide services.
Search the 2-1-1
online, a comprehensive community services search tool that connects
residents of Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Solano Counties
to important services such as counseling, youth and family services,
immigration programs, health care, temporary financial aid, volunteer
opportunities, and more.
Essentials provides low cost broadband services and computers, and
Internet training to families with at least one child receiving free lunch
under the National School Lunch Program.
Resources for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Homeless Service Center for
homeless people (831-458-6020).
Community Action Board of Santa Cruz
County, Inc (CAB) - The shelter project. CAB
Local Government Housing Programs
City of Santa Cruz housing programs
City of Watsonville housing programs
City of Capitola housing programs
City of Scotts Valley housing programs
Santa Cruz County housing programs
Renting and Housing Search Assistance
Search the Santa Cruz Sentinel classifieds here.
Search the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian classifieds here.
Search the Hollister Free Lance classifieds here.
Search many different sources of rental listings in one place.
Craigslist online apartment listings in the South Bay area.
HUD's resources for renters.
Financial assistance programs from PG&E to help with utility bills.
Online listings of homes for sale.
Homepath - Fannie Mae's resource page for first time homebuyers.
HUD's resources for first time homebuyers.
HUD's resources for homeowners.
Learn more about energy efficiency through the federal Energy Star program
Information about reverse mortgages from HUD.
Information about reverse mortgages from the AARP.
Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
The Housing Authority provides this list to persons with disabilities who may be in need of additional supportive services. Some of these agencies may not be accepting new clients or may have limited resources. This is only a partial listing of the agencies that serve seniors and persons with disabilities. For agencies not listed here, please visit: www.helpscc.org and santacruz.networkofcare.org, or contact any of the agencies listed below and ask for a more appropriate referral.
Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center serves adults with psychiatric disabilities and substance abuse issues.
Doran Resource Center for the Blind serves people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Epilepsy Network provides support for persons with epilepsy.
San Andreas Regional Center serves persons with developmental disabilities
Santa Cruz AIDS Project serves persons impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Central Coast Center for Independent Living provides services and support to persons with disabilities.
Senior Network Services services for seniors.
Housing Choices Coalition serves persons with developmental disabilities.
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency serves persons with disabilities with a wide range of services.
County of Santa Cruz Human Resources Agency serves seniors and persons with disabilities.
Assistance for Tenants and Landlords
Landlord Training Manual
California Tenant Rights
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