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Know Your Rights Workshops

California Rural Legal Assistance, The City of Watsonville Library, Santa Cruz County Immigration Project of the Community Action Board, and the Watsonville Law Center are hosting informational workshops beginning May 15, 2018 to address important legal issues. These workshops are bilingual and free of charge to the public. Come and learn about your rights!

The workshops will be hosted on the third Tuesday of the month for the next six months at the Watsonville City Library.

The first workshop is scheduled for May 15, 2018 Immigration; June 19, 2018 Worker Right’s; July 17, 2018 Housing; August 21, 2018 Criminal Record Clearance; September 18, 2018 Education and October 16, 2018 LGBTQ+.

Free access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Shelf to Shore Program provides free access to the Aquarium for low income families. Just visit any Library branch, bookmobile stop to request your shelf to shore pass. Limit one pass per year per adult library card holder. The program admits up to six family members for a visit.

Partnership Brings Free Aquarium Passes to Low Income Residents of Santa Cruz County Now Through May 25, 2018,

Experiences that bring science, nature, and conservation to life are critical in the education of young and mature learners alike. According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, “It just makes sense that the library is a natural partner in connecting families to these learning experiences.”

For more information visit the SCPL website at or call (831) 427-7713 or the Watsonville Library at (831) 768-3400.

Our Hollister Office

The Housing Authority is in the process of relocating the Hollister office that was located at 365 4th Street. The office will remain closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (831) 637-0487.

New Programs Offer Low-Cost High-Speed Internet

We are pleased to announce new opportunities for people with low-incomes to access the internet. Comcast-Xfinity, AT&T and Charter have high-speed internet service programs for $10 – $15 a month. Each company has specific qualifications. Comcast-Xfinity’s program is called ‘Internet Essentials’ and has a qualification that you are receiving rental assistance from the Housing Authority. […]

California Earned Income Tax Credit

Get all the tax credits and refunds you deserve! Why pay when you may have your income tax return filed for free? See the calendar of dates and times. IRS free tax preparation locator tool: Assistance is available at Career Centers (Santa Cruz and Watsonville locations). Career Center Coordinators are trained on how to […]