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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.

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La Autoridad de Viviendas se enorgullece en anunciar un nuevo portal basado en la web, donde los participantes del programa en el proceso de Reexamen Anual pueden completar la recertificación electrónicamente. Si recibió una carta de la Autoridad de Viviendas pidiéndole que complete un nuevo examen anual en línea con RentCafé, haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

Para acceder al Portal de Inquilinos, haga clic aquí

Help Support the Section 8 Program By Taking our Rent Survey, Receive a $5 Starbucks Card!

Are you a renter that moved in the past two years?  Take our Renter Survey to help us show HUD how expensive our rental market is, and receive a $5 Starbucks Gift Card! The US Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) generates data regarding “fair market rents” (FMRs) for every local community. This data is used to help provide funding for various state and local programs designed to help those in need. If the FMRs are too low, our community won’t get the funding we need for low-income housing programs. The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) is supporting this survey and encourages your participation. The survey is quick and easy and takes less than five minutes. Should you have questions about the survey for the Housing Authority please email us at info@hacosantacruz.org or call Ellen Murtha at (831) 454-9455 Ext 241.  We have hired Applied Survey Research (ASR) to conduct this survey. If you have any difficulty with the questions or the online form, please call ASR at (831) 728-1356.

Please feel free to forward this survey link to any renter in Santa Cruz County you may know. Respondents who are eligible to be included in the fair market rent calculation will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Thank you in advance from your neighbors and staff at the Housing Authority and Applied Survey Research.

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Ayude a apoyar el programa de la Sección 8 al completar nuestra Encuesta de alquiler, ¡reciba una tarjeta de Starbucks de $5!

¿Eres un inquilino que se mudó en los últimos dos años? Tome nuestra Encuesta para inquilinos para ayudarnos a mostrarle a HUD lo caro que es nuestro mercado de alquileres y reciba una tarjeta de regalo de Starbucks de $5! El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU. (HUD) genera datos sobre “alquileres de mercado justos” (FMR) para cada comunidad local. Estos datos se utilizan para ayudar a proporcionar fondos para varios programas estatales y locales diseñados para ayudar a los necesitados. Si los FMR son demasiado bajos, nuestra comunidad no obtendrá la financiación que necesitamos para programas de vivienda de bajos ingresos. La Autoridad de Viviendas del Condado de Santa Cruz (HACSC) apoya esta encuesta y alienta su participación. La encuesta es rápida y fácil y toma menos de cinco minutos. Si tiene preguntas sobre la encuesta para la Autoridad de Viviendas, envíenos un correo electrónico a info@hacosantacruz.org o llame a Ellen Murtha al (831) 454-9455 Ext 241. Hemos contratado a Applied Survey Research (ASR) para realizar esta encuesta. Si tiene alguna dificultad con las preguntas o el formulario en línea, llame a ASR al (831) 728-1356.

No dude en enviar este link de la encuesta a cualquier inquilino en el Condado de Santa Cruz que conozca. Los encuestados que sean elegibles para ser incluidos en el cálculo del alquiler justo del mercado recibirán una tarjeta de regalo de Starbucks de $5 como muestra de nuestro agradecimiento.

Gracias de antemano de parte de sus vecinos y el personal de la Autoridad de Viviendas e Investigación de Encuestas Aplicadas.

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 […]

Housing Authority Office Closed to the Public Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Santa Cruz County has issued a Shelter-In-Place order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.  As a result of this directive, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz will suspend public access to the main office until the Shelter-In-Place directive is lifted. During this office closure, the Housing Authority […]

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Following guidance from the Santa Cruz County Health Department, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is implementing the following temporary, interim measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, at least through March 31, 2020 or until further guidelines. Temporary Measures Routine, Face-to-Face Office Visits: The Housing Authority is temporarily […]