Recent News

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. You would need to provide verification.*
  • AT&T’s program is called ‘Access from AT&T’ and has a qualification that a member of your household is receiving SNAP, otherwise known as CalFresh, or receiving SSI. You would need to provide that documentation.
  • Charter’s program is called Spectrum Internet Assist and has qualifications that you are either a senior age 65 or older with Supplemental Security Income or a family with a child who’s eligible for free or reduced lunch. You would need to provide verification of a letter from the school or a letter on SSI and proof of age.

Please contact the company directly if you need more information or help applying:

  • Comcast Xfinity: 1-(855)-847-3356
  • AT&T: English 1-(855)-220-5211 or Spanish 1-(855)-220-5225
  • Spectrum Internet Assist 1-(844)-525-1574

Housing Authority Launches Program to Attract Landlords

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce a new program to encourage landlords to rent to Section 8 tenants by offering investment protection and financial peace of mind for those willing to help address the local housing affordability crisis. Using the Landlord Incentive Program, landlords will be eligible for […]

Affordable Housing Week is right around the corner!

Come join the Housing Authority and other Community partners at a full week of housing events.  A complete listing of affordable Housing Week events can be found at the following link: To keep informed of Housing Authority news, Sign up Sign up for Housing Authority Updates!  

Agency Report 2017

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz provides affordable housing to thousands of low-income individuals and families in our community each year.  Through our programs, we’re not just providing housing, we’re changing lives!  Check out our Agency Report 2017 to learn more about our programs, the families we serve, and how we’re working to […]