Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

2931 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
(831) 454-9455



Santa Cruz County

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About Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

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

To provide housing assistance for the county's low and moderate-income residents.

Program Summary for Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz manages several funded programs and has a total of 234 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz administered a total of 4,432 Section 8 Vouchers. Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is located at 2931 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 and serves the city of Santa Cruz. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz at, (831) 454-9455 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 4,432
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 234
Waiting list for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz is currently Open


2016 Income Limits for Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County, CA:

Median Income
$85,100
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $32,800
  • $37,500
  • $42,200
  • $46,850
  • $50,600
  • $54,350
  • $58,100
  • $61,850
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $19,700
  • $22,500
  • $25,300
  • $28,100
  • $30,350
  • $32,600
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $52,500
  • $60,000
  • $67,500
  • $75,000
  • $81,000
  • $87,000
  • $93,000
  • $99,000

2017 Fair Market Rents for Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County, CA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1160 $1375 $1828 $2425 $2723



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
San Jose City Housing Authority San Jose City Housing Authority San Jose CA 6,476 N/A Open 27.41 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 27.41 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Salinas CA 4,534 486 Open 29.02 Miles Contact
Hollister Housing Authority Hollister Housing Authority Hollister CA 344 N/A Open 36.95 Miles Contact
San Juan Bautista Housing Authority San Juan Bautista Housing Authority Hollister CA N/A N/A Open 37 Miles Contact
San Mateo County Housing Authority San Mateo County Housing Authority Belmont CA 187 60 Open 40.48 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
234
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Santa Cruz County Quick Facts

Population: 271,804
Persons Per Household: 2.72
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 20.4%
Homeownership Rate: 58.8%
Housing Units: 104,698
Yearly Income Per Person: $32,295
Median Household Income: $66,519