Security Deposit Program

The Housing Authority administers several Security Deposit Programs for jurisdiction in Santa Cruz County.
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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as “Section 8”, provides rental assistance to low income individuals or families.
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Low Income Public Housing

The Low Income Public Housing Program (LIPH) is a national rental assistance program funded and monitored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low income families.
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Project Based Voucher Program

The Project Based Voucher (PBV) program is a rental assistance program where the assistance is attached to the unit, rather than to the family occupying the unit.
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USDA Farmworker Housing

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz owns and manages 70 two and three bedroom units of U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Housing Service (USDA-RHS) in Santa Cruz County at two different sites in and near Watsonville.
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Merrill Road Apartments

The Merrill Road Affordable Housing Program offers high quality, affordable rental housing for families who qualify.
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Homeownership Programs

The Housing Authority offers multiple homeownership programs.
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