San Juan Bautista Housing Authority

365 4th Street, Hollister, CA, 95023
(831) 637-0487



San Benito County

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About San Juan Bautista Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz was created in 1969 to provide housing assistance for the county's low and moderate-income residents. The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz also administers by contract the Housing Authority of the City of Hollister.

The Housing Authority is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners. Two of the commissioners must be tenants of the Housing Authority, one over 62 years of age. The cities of Santa Cruz and Watsonville each have a commissioner representing them, as does the Community Action Board. All are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. Commissioner serve for 4 years, tenant commissioners for 2 year and are at-large appointments made by the Board of Supervisors; however, other than appointing the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Supervisors has no direct responsibility for the Housing Authority and the Housing Authority is not supported by County funds.

Although the Housing Authority is an independent, distinct entity, cooperation and interaction occurs between the Housing Authority and local government. The Housing Authority acts as the housing authority for each of the localities within the county and strives to be of service according to the needs of each.

The Housing Authority also provides services under contract to the County and municipalities. Security Deposit, First Time Home Buyers, Mortgage Credit Certificate and Mobile Home Resident Ownership Program are just some of the programs the Housing Authority administers for local governments.

The largest and best known programs operated by the Housing Authority are the federal rental assistance programs: the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and the Low Income Public Housing program as well as the USDA Farmworker Housing Program. To a smaller extent, the State of California programs also provide housing assistance such as the seasonal Migrant Housing program or the Rental Housing Construction Program. Regardless of the source, the Housing Authority must apply and compete for funds. There is no automatic funding and the fees received by the Housing Authority for operating these programs are performance-based.

In the early 1980s, the Housing Authority further used its statutory powers in providing housing assistance by issuing mortgage backed revenue bonds to assist private developers in providing affordable rental units as well as issuing single family bonds for home ownership. The Housing Authority has assisted non-profit groups to provide housing for family shelters, transitional housing and housing for people with disabilities.

Since its creation in 1969, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz has increased the number of families it assists to over 4,000, bringing to the County more than $46.5 million annually in housing assistance funds.


Mission Statement

Over the last 4 decades the Housing Authority has carried out its mission in
a variety of ways, some of which has been by:

Developing and managing affordable rental housing.

Developing affordable housing for sale to qualified local residents.

Administering the federal government's Housing Choice Vouch (Section 8) program providing rental assistance to tenants in market-rate housing.

Administering security-deposit assistance programs helping tenants move into rental units.

Administering first-time home buyer programs, which provide mortgage relief for low and moderate-income residents buying their first home.

Offering programs for mobile home rehabilitation and improvements.

Helping mobile home park residents take over ownership of their park.

Distributing and administering disaster-relief housing funds.

Rehabilitating dilapidated housing units for sale to low-income families.

Developing and managing migrant and farm-labor housing.

Providing technical services on housing issues to government agencies and developers of affordable housing.

Offering informational seminars for landlords.

Offering informational seminars for first-time home buyers.

Providing property management services.

Obtaining state and federal grants for property improvement and maintenance.

Issuing tax-exempt bonds to assist developers of affordable housing with financing.

Administering the Mortgage Credit Certificate program.

Program Summary for San Juan Bautista Housing Authority

San Juan Bautista Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. San Juan Bautista Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. San Juan Bautista Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. San Juan Bautista Housing Authority currently has as its program type. San Juan Bautista Housing Authority is located at 365 4th Street, Hollister, CA, 95023 and serves the city of Hollister. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact San Juan Bautista Housing Authority at, (831) 637-0487 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status
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Waiting list for the San Juan Bautista Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for San Benito County, CA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for San Benito County, CA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $27,400
  • $31,300
  • $35,200
  • $39,100
  • $42,250
  • $45,400
  • $48,500
  • $51,650
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $16,450
  • $18,800
  • $21,150
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $43,800
  • $50,050
  • $56,300
  • $62,550
  • $67,600
  • $72,600
  • $77,600
  • $82,600

2017 Fair Market Rents for San Benito County, CA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for San Benito County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1019 $1133 $1490 $2169 $2625



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Hollister Housing Authority Hollister Housing Authority Hollister CA 344 N/A Open 0.05 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Salinas CA 4,534 486 Open 18.53 Miles Contact
Soledad Housing Division Soledad Housing Division Soledad CA N/A N/A Open 29.6 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA 4,432 234 Open 37 Miles Contact
San Jose City Housing Authority San Jose City Housing Authority San Jose CA 6,476 N/A Open 43.32 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara San Jose CA 11,171 4 Open 43.32 Miles Contact

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San Juan Bautista Housing Authority Program Type:
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San Benito County Quick Facts

Population: 58,267
Persons Per Household: 3.28
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 13.6%
Homeownership Rate: 61.6%
Housing Units: 17,948
Yearly Income Per Person: $25,914
Median Household Income: $66,237