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RENT AND UTILITY SUPPORT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 IMPACTS

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 to the COVID-19 pandemic and whose housing is at risk because they are in arears for rent and/or utility payments.  The Santa Cruz County CARES Rental Assistance Program is limited to residents of the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County whose annual income does not exceed 80 percent of area median income (for a single-person household, income must be at or below $74,350). Unpaid or partially paid rent and utility payments going back to April 1, 2020 are eligible up to a maximum of $10,000 per household. Income losses must due to COVID-19-related factors. The CARES Rental Assistance Program will be implemented by the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County Inc. (CAB) and Families in Transition (FIT). The County anticipates that there will be two application deadlines with recipients selected through a list prioritized through a random drawing. The deadline to apply for the first random drawing is September 15, 2020.  Applications can be submitted electronically or physically. Please visit https://cabinc.org/ or https://www.sccoplanning.com/PlanningHome/Housing.aspx.

Press Release – Covid Rental Assistance


APOYO PARA ALQUILER Y SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS DISPONIBLE DEBIDO A IMPACTOS DEL COVID-19

El Condado de Santa Cruz se complace en anunciar el Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler CARES.
Según las instrucciones de la Junta de Supervisores, el condado ha asignado una parte de los fondos de la Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica para el Coronavirus (CARES) para brindar asistencia para la estabilización de viviendas a los residentes del condado de Santa Cruz no incorporado que han perdido ingresos debido a la pandémica COVID-19 y cuya vivienda está en riesgo porque están retrasados con pagos de alquiler y/o servicios públicos. El Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler CARES del Condado de Santa Cruz se limita a los residentes del área no incorporada del Condado de Santa Cruz cuyo ingreso anual no exceda el 80 por ciento del ingreso medio del área (para un hogar de una sola persona, el ingreso debe ser de $74,350 o menos). Los pagos de alquiler y servicios públicos no pagados o parcialmente pagados que se remonten al 1 de abril de 2020 son elegibles hasta un máximo de $10,000 por hogar. Las pérdidas de ingresos se deben a factores relacionados con COVID-19. El Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler CARES será implementado por la Junta de Acción Comunitaria del Condado de Santa Cruz Inc. (CAB) y Familias en Transición (FIT). El Condado anticipa que habrá dos fechas límite de solicitud con los destinatarios seleccionados a través de una lista priorizada mediante un sorteo al azar. La fecha límite para postularse para el primer sorteo al azar es el 15 de septiembre de 2020. Las solicitudes pueden enviarse electrónicamente o físicamente. Visite https://cabinc.org/ o https://www.sccoplanning.com/PlanningHome/Housing.aspx.

FIRE INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND EVACUATION PREPAREDNESS

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

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/go-evacuation-guide/pre-evacuation-preparation-steps/

CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE RESOURCE PAGE

Links and websites that you can access to get information or help if you have been affected by the CZU Lighting complex fire

https://www.hacosantacruz.org/general-information/links/


Para obtener información y recursos sobre el incendio relámpago de agosto de CZU, consulte los siguientes comunicados de prensa del condado de Santa Cruz (AugustLightningComplex.08192020).

Para obtener información sobre adaptaciones para los evacuados, llame a la Cruz Roja al 1-866-272-2237.

Para obtener información sobre cómo prepararse para los incendios, incluida una lista de verificación de evacuación del hogar, consulte el siguiente sitio web de CalFire

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/go-evacuation-guide/pre-evacuation-preparation-steps/

PÁGINA DE RECURSOS CONTRA INCENDIOS CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX

Enlaces y sitios web a los que puede acceder para obtener información o ayuda si ha sido afectado por el incendio del complejo de iluminación CZU

https://www.hacosantacruz.org/general-information/links/

Housing Authority Launches “RentCafé” Online Annual Re-examinations

The Housing Authority is proud to announce a new web-based portal, where program participants in the Annual Re-examination process can complete recertification electronically.  If you have received a letter from the Housing Authority asking you to complete a Annual Re-examination online with RentCafé, click here for more information. To access the Tenant Portal, click here. […]

Frequently Asked Questions during COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is a public agency committed to providing essential services while following public health directives to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Cruz County issued a Shelter in Place order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.  As a result of this directive, the Housing Authority has […]