Security Deposit Program
The Housing Authority administers several Security Deposit Programs for jurisdiction in Santa Cruz County.
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.
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.
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.
Merrill Road Apartments
The Merrill Road Affordable Housing Program offers high quality, affordable rental housing for families who qualify.
The Housing Authority offers multiple homeownership programs.
Emergency Housing Vouchers
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) to continue providing relief from the Covid-19 pandemic impacts.
New Horizons Scholarship Program
The New Horizons Scholarship Program is designed to support academic achievement and economic mobility of active participants of rental assistance programs administered by the Housing Authority or a resident of a New Horizons or Housing Authority owned or controlled property. Get started today!