Jessie Street is a two story apartment complex located near downtown Santa Cruz, convenient to shopping, transportation, and services. It was originally built as a motel in the 1940s and thus required extensive rehabilitation in order to make it suitable for permanent housing. Jessie Street now provides housing for adults with mental disabilities or transitioning from homelessness. The rehabilitation included transforming the some of the apartments into one-bedroom units, as well as interior and exterior painting and bathroom upgrades. Jessie Street shares a leasing and management office with nearby community, Emerald Hill.
Last updated on January 22nd, 2018
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Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.
Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.
Jessie Street is managed by MidPen Housing.