Welcome Landlords!


The Housing Authority introduces incentives for Landlords who house Emergency Housing Voucher holders. Click here to view the brochure.

  • $2000 signing bonuses
  • Up $500 reimbursement for repairs
  • Funding to assist new tenants with security deposits at move in

Families who receive Emergency Housing Vouchers are referred to the Housing Authority and supported by community partners. Click here to view Housing Authority Community Partners.

Below is the hotline and email address that any Landlord can use if interested in renting to an Emergency Housing Voucher holder. Click here to view Abode Service’s flyer.

Abode Services Santa Cruz

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 510-435-8881

Thank you for your interest in the Housing Choice Voucher program! You can earn market rate income while helping low income families, and helping your community!

At the Housing Authority, we are committed to providing excellent customer service to our landlords! Please take our brief landlord survey and let us know how we are doing. Your feedback will assist us in serving you better.

There are lots of benefits for landlords that participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8).

Program Benefits for Landlords

Additional benefits include:

  • Landlord Incentive Program can reimburse for damages, unpaid rent or more
  • Prompt and consistent payment
  • Direct Deposit on the 1st business day of the month
  • You establish the rent
  • You can choose a month-to-month contract, a 6-month lease, or a 1-year lease
  • List your rental property for free at AffordableHousing.com
  • Convenient features for busy landlords such as single primary point of contact, web portal, walk-in hours, and more!

Here’s a brochure that details these benefits.

Landlord Bonus

Landlords can receive a signing bonus of $2,000 when they rent a unit to an individual or family that is currently homeless and has an Emergency Housing Voucher.

Landlord Incentive Program

Finally, our newest benefit may be our best yet: the Landlord Incentive Program!
This program serves landlords with rental units through-out Santa Cruz County, including the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, and Scotts Valley.  Landlords can make claims for reimbursements – up to $5,000 for damages, unpaid rent, legal costs and vacancies. Click here to learn the conditions and options.

If you would like to add your vacant unit to our free rental listings, go here.

Si desea una traducción en español, por favor llame al (831) 454-9455.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program For Landlords

This program provides rental assistance to low income individuals and families.
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Landlord Incentive Program

This program offers a good reason for landlords to accept Housing Choice Vouchers.
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Rent Change Request

Download this form to request changes to rent or lease terms
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Landlord Portal Access

NEW Landlord Portal – Current data: The Housing Authority is pleased to announce the availability of a NEW landlord portal. All Housing Authority landlords should receive a letter with a registration code and instructions on how to access the new site. Click here to access the NEW Landlord Portal. If you need assistance, please contact 831-454-5977.

Landlord Forms

The following forms are for landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
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Questions & Answers

Information for Landlords.
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Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Download the direct deposit authorization form.
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Direct Deposit Cancellation and/or Change Form

Download the direct deposit cancellation and/or change form
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