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The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has opened the Waiting List for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program for both the County of Santa Cruz and the Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista. The waiting list will be open until Thursday December 6, 2018 at 5 pm.

The order of the waiting list will be determined by a lottery, so there is no advantage to submitting a pre-application early.  All pre-applications received by December 6, 2018 at 5 pm will be included in the lottery.

If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, complete a pre-application online by clicking here.

For more information about the application process and next steps, click here.

Hard copies of the application are available in our office or can be printed from our website here.

The Housing Authority can accept pre-applications in four ways:

  • Online – When you complete it online you will get an immediate confirmation.
  • By mail to 2160 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA. 95010 – must be received by, not postmarked, by Dec 6, 2018.
  • Return your completed pre-application in-person Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, or after-hours to the drop box located to the left of the entrance.
  • By FAX to (831) 469-3712.

The Waiting List will close on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5 pm. All complete pre-applications submitted while the waiting list is open will be added to the waiting list.

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La Autoridad de Viviendas del Condado de Santa Cruz ha abierto la Lista de Espera para el Programa de Comprobante para Selección de Vivienda (Sección 8) para el condado de Santa Cruz y para las ciudades de Hollister y San Juan Bautista. La lista de espera estará abierta hasta el 6 de diciembre del 2018, a las 5 pm.

El orden en la lista de espera se determinará mediante un sorteo, por lo que no es una ventaja presentar una solicitud previa con anticipación.  Todas las solicitudes previas recibidas antes del 6 de diciembre de las 5 pm serán includidas en el sorteo.

Si está interesado en ser agregado a la lista de espera, complete la solicitud previa en línea haciendo clic aquí.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de solicitud y los próximos pasos, haga clic aquí.

Copias de la solicitud previa están disponibles en nuestra oficina o se pueden imprimir de nuestro sitio web aquí.

La Autoridad de Viviendas puede aceptar solicitudes previas de cuatro maneras:

  • En línea. Cuando aplica en línea recibirá una confirmación inmediata.
  • Por correo a 2160 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA. 95010 – debe ser recibida (sin considerar la fecha del sello) a más tardar el 6 de diciembre de 2018.
  • En persona, de lunes a jueves de 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, o después de las horas de oficina y fines de semana en el buzón ubicado a la izquierda de la entrada de la oficina.
  • Por FAX al (831) 469-3712.

La lista de espera se cerrará el jueves 6 de diciembre del 2018 a las 5 pm. Todas las solicitudes previas completas enviadas mientras la lista de espera este abierta se agregarán a la lista de espera.

Yes on Measure H

The affordable housing crisis affects all of us in Santa Cruz County. Here at the Housing Authority, we provide housing and rental assistance to thousands of low-income families who might otherwise be priced out of our local rental market or even face homelessness. Still, the need for affordable housing is far greater than the number of affordable units or assistance available. The development of affordable housing is directly aligned with the Housing Authority’s mission, and will help the Housing Authority fulfill our goal to help all Section 8 voucher holders find a rental unit and to expand the number of units with project based voucher assistance. Therefore, the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners joins Affordable Housing Santa Cruz County in endorsing Measure H.

Landlord and Property Management Workshop

Learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Tenant Screening, Rental Unit Inspections, Landlord Termination Process, Rent Reasonableness, Payment Standards, and Annual Renewal Process are a few of the topics that will be covered by Housing Authority Staff. Please RSVP by September 26th, 2018. To get more information or to reserve your space click here.

Free Financial Literacy Classes at County Libraries and Children’s and Teen’s Books & Media Go Fine-Free

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering free financial literacy classes. According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, “Financial literacy is critical skill that isn’t always taught in school or at home. Yet the ability to make financially responsible decisions is an important part of everyday life. Making sure people have these skills can help improve […]

Pippin Orchard Apartments: Site-Based Waiting List Opening

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the opening of a site-based waiting list. Pippin Orchards Apartments opens fall of 2018 and is located at 56 Atkinson Lane in Watsonville. Pippen Orchard has new affordable 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms apartments. The site-based waiting list will be open from […]