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Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is a public housing agency in Capitola, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of November 14th, 2018, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Santa Cruz County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 6th, 2018. The Hollister and San Juan Bautista, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 6th, 2018. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The USDA Farmworker Housing Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.
|Housing Choice Voucher||Open Now|
|Housing Choice Voucher||Open Now|
|Project-Based Voucher||Open Indefinitely|
|Other Senior||Open Indefinitely|
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The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July, 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
For more information, visit the HACSC website, or call the office at (831) 454-9455.
Last Updated on 10/18/2018.
More information about Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz can be found on its website at http://www.hacosantacruz.org/.
You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (831)-454-9455.
As of 11/14/2018, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz manages 4,409 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$1,150||$1,129||$1,367||$1,349||$921||$948|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 762 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 47 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $20,208 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
42% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.
59% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz voucher holders in 2016 was $562 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,262. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.