Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

2160 41st Avenue
Capitola, Santa Cruz County, California 95010

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 (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of September 17th, 2019, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Resetar Residential Hotel Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The El Centro Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The USDA Farmworker Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz serves Santa Cruz County, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Resetar Residential Hotel Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
El Centro Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
USDA Farmworker Housing Open Until Further Notice
Santa Cruz County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Hollister and San Juan Bautista, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pippin Orchards Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
St. Stephens Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Sunrise Senior Apartments Closed

Open Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Resetar Residential Hotel Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HASC) Resetar Residential Hotel Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least October, 2018, until further notice.

According to the HASC, "The Resetar Residential Hotel is an 89 unit supportive and affordable housing project in the heart of downtown Watsonville. There are a total of 52 Project Based units at Resetar, of which 5 units are set aside for formerly homeless veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program."

To apply during the opening period, visit the HASC waiting lists page here, scroll down to the Resetar Project-Based Voucher waiting list, and download and print the pre-application online.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, 2160 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

There are no preferences.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HASC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (831) 454-9455.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: El Centro Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HASC) El Centro Senior Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

According to the HASC, "The complex is developed and operated by MidPen Housing. Occupancy is designated for low income seniors at least 62 years of age. The complex has studio, one and two bedroom apartments."

To apply during the opening period, visit the HASC waiting lists page here, scroll down to the El Centro Project-Based Voucher waiting list, and download and print the pre-application online.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz, 2160 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

There are no preferences.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HASC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (831) 454-5950.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: USDA Farmworker Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HASC) USDA Farmworker Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2018, until further notice. 

To apply, visit the HASC waiting lists page here, scroll down to the "USDA Farmworker Housing" section, and download and print the application online.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HASC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (831) 454-9455.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Waiting Lists

Closed: Santa Cruz County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HASC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Santa Cruz County is currently closed. It was last open from October until December, 2018; and before that in July, 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download and print the application online.
  3. Complete the application at the HASC office.
  4. Pick up an application at the HASC office.

If a paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to HASC by December 6, 2018 at 5 pm.
  2. Faxed to (831) 469-3712 and received by December 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm, PT.
  3. Dropped off at the HASC office.

This waiting list had the following preference: Live, Work or Attend School Locally.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACSC website, or call the office at (831) 454-9455.

Last Updated on 12/06/2018.

Closed: Hollister and San Juan Bautista, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HASC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista is currently closed. It was last open from October until December, 2018; and before that in July, 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download and print the application online.
  3. Complete the application at the HASC office.
  4. Pick up an application at the HASC office.

If a paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to HASC by December 6, 2018 at 5 pm.
  2. Faxed to (831) 469-3712 and received by December 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm, PT.
  3. Dropped off at the HASC office.

This waiting list had the following preference: Live, Work or Attend School Locally.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACSC website, or call the office at (831) 454-9455.

Last Updated on 12/17/2018.

Closed: Pippin Orchards Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) Pippin Orchard Apartments waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

According to the HACSC, "Pippen Orchard Apartments has both project based voucher (PBV) units and non-project based units. In the PBV program, assistance is tied to the unit, not the household."

For more information, visit the HACSC website.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Closed: St. Stephens Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) St. Stephens Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

According to the HACSC, "The complex is developed and operated by MidPen Housing. Occupancy is designated for low income seniors at least 62 years of age. The complex has studio, one and two bedroom apartments. There are a total of 39 project based units at St. Stephens. Five units are designated for formerly homeless veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program, as referred by the Veterans Administration. Five units are designated for Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) eligible persons referred by Health Projects Center. This new site based waiting list is for the remaining 29 units."

For more information, visit the HACSC website.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Closed: Sunrise Senior Apartments Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz (HACSC) Sunrise Senior Apartments waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March, 2019.

There were six ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application from the lobby of the HACSC office.
  3. Call (831) 454-5950.
  4. Pick up an application from Buena Vista Apartments.
  5. Pick up an application from Hollister Senior Center.
  6. Pick up an application from Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off at the HACSC office.
  2. Mailed to the HACSC office.
  3. Faxed.
  4. Dropped off after office hours using the HACSC exterior Drop Box.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HACSC website here.

 

Last Updated on 03/19/2019.

About Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz can be found on its website at http://www.hacosantacruz.org/. Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz may be available by phone at (831) 454-9455. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (831) 454-9455.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz manages 4,575 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
Vouchers 3,830 3 113 218 31 245
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,304 $896 $1,445 $1,427 $1,582 $1,074
Monthly Cost $4,994,768 $2,689 $163,302 $311,086 $49,041 $263,075

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

Waiting List and Tenancy

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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

1223 Broadway Apartments

1223 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA
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