Resources

Housing

    Name of ProgramPhoneDescription of Services
    Agriculture Rural Housing Services
    (Division of Housing Authority)
    831-454-9455Provides affordable housing to households who earn a substantial portion of their income as farm laborers.
    Association of Faith Communities
    (Association of Faith Communities)
    provides clothing and shelter on certain nights
    Catholic Charities
    (Salinas)
    831-422-0602Housing, emergency services, health care, child care, adoption and other critical services
    Catholic Charities
    (Watsonville)
    831-722-2675Housing, emergency services, health care, child care, adoption and other critical services
    Community Action Board(831)457-1741Provides extensive resources for homeless in Santa Cruz and Davenport. Includes job training and shelter services.
    Community Support Services
    (Mental Health Services Coordination)
    831-459-0444The Supported Housing Program provides stable, permanent, aflordable housing for mental health consumers.
    Craig's List, Santa CruzUseful website to search for housing, rental, and job posts.
    Delancey Street Foundation415-957-9800residential program for former inmates
    Free Credit Report
    (Annual Credit Request Service)
    877-322-8228Will provide a free credit report.
    Furniture for Families
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 216-6291Accepts donated furniture and some household items for distribution to pre-screened families gaining custody of children, individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness, and other persons in great need in our community.
    Good Samaritan Center (Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps)
    (Good Samaritan Center)
    831.899.4988Day use center providing essential services to homeless and low-income clients, ranging from basic daily needs to long-term case management.
    Homeless Assistance ProgramRent Assistance
    Homeless Services Center - Day Resource Center
    (Homeless Services Center)
    (831) 458-6020Provides basic services to homeless individuals, including meals, laundry, mail, showers, messages, storage, and other services.
    Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz(831) 454-9455Rent Assistance
    Jesus, Mary and Joseph Home
    (Jesus, Mary and Joseph home)
    831-459-8046shelter for women, children and the terminally ill only
    Low Income Public Housing Program (LIPH)
    (Division of Housing Authority)
    831-454-9455Allows for rental of a townhouse-style apartment owned and managed by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz
    Merrill Road Apartments
    (Division of Housing Authority)
    831-454-9455Offers high quality, affordable rental housing for families who qualify
    Mountain Community Resources(831) 335 6600Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy, Emergency & Safety, Homeless & Housing
    New Life Community Services Soup Kitchen831-427-1007Emergency food and shelter
    Safe Passage / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (Safe Passage)
    831.717.4126Co-ed affordable housing for homeless youth and youth exiting foster care.
    Safe Place / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (Safe Place)
    831.373.4421Comprehensive services for runaway and homeless youth -- street outreach, survival aid, counseling, family reunification.
    Safe Place / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (24-hour runaway and homeless youth helpline)
    831.241.0914Comprehensive services for runaway and homeless youth -- street outreach, survival aid, counseling, family reunification.
    Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps
    (Transitional Housing Office)
    831.899.1335, ext. 1714Transitional Housing
    Santa Cruz Community Counseling Centerprovides a variety of services
    Section 8 Voucher Program
    (Division of Housing Authority)
    831-454-9455Provides rental assistance to low income individuals and families.
    Senior Network Services
    (Santa Cruz)
    831-462-1433Information, guidance and assistance for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
    Senior Network Services831-728-1751Information, guidance and assistance for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
    Shelter Outreach Plus (Monterey County)
    (Main Office)
    831.384.3388Outreach, emergency and transitional housing, and supportive services for homeless and victims of domestic violence.
    Shelter Outreach Plus (Monterey County)
    (Monterey County 24 Hour Family Helpline)
    1.800.339.8228Outreach, emergency and transitional housing, and supportive services for homeless and victims of domestic violence.
    The Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program (HVRP)
    (VA Palo Alto Health Care System)
    1-800-848-7254Help veterans return to employment and stable housing
    The Message Center (Community Action Board)
    (Watsonville Message Center)
    (831)728-4634Provides voicemail services.
    The Message Center (Community Action Board)
    (Santa Cruz Message Center)
    (831)457-1741Provides voicemail services.