Low Income Public Housing Program (LIPH)

Brief Description: 
Allows for rental of a townhouse-style apartment owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

Participants in the Low lncome Public Housing Program (LIPH) rent a townhouse style apartment
owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz. Tenants pay rent directly
to the Housing Authority. Tenants have a choice of paying either an income-based rent, which is equal
to approximately 30% of their household income, or a fixed flat rent which is similar to market rent.
The housing assistance is tied to the public housing unit, so families in Low Income Public Housing
must remain in one of the Housing Authority's public housing units to continue to participate in the
program and receive housing assistance. This program is not the Santa Cruz County Section 8 Program.

Division of Housing Authority
2931 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5709
Phone: 831-454-9455
Mon-Thu 8am-5pm

Eligibility is according to income. See following chart. Encourage clients to fill out pre-application
regardless of their income.


Income restricted. See here for Santa Cruz Country income limits for federal programs.

Application/Registration Procedure: 

If you would like to be added to the LIPH Waiting List, you must complete a Pre-Application form and
return it to the Housing Authority. You may obtain and submit an online Pre-Application form by
going to http://www.hacosantacruz.org. You may also obtain a Pre-Application form from our lobby during
regular office hours, or you may request that a Pre-Application be mailed to you by calling (831) 454-
9455 ext 355 for English, 356 for Spanish or by writing to the Housing Authority at2931 Mission
Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Your name will be placed on the Waiting List by the date the Housing
Authority receives your completed application. If you need assistance completing a Pre-Application
you may reach our Program Information Center by Calling (831) 454-5950 or 454 9455 x703.

The client pays about 30% of their income or a fixed market rate
Questions for Client: 
What is your current monthly income?
low income