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Housing Services

Search the Santa Cruz Sentinel classifieds here.


Search the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian classifieds here.


Search many different sources of rental listings in one place.


Craigslist online apartment listings in the South Bay area.

Cabrillo College Student Affairs housing webpage.


HUD's resources for renters.


To learn about PGE’s financial assistance programs


Above the Line


Above the Line is a non-profit dedicated to providing housing, education, placement and other vital services to at-risk children and youth. Provides treatment foster care programs serving infants, toddlers and youth up to eighteen years of age.



Families in Transition

831-458-7124 or 831-728-9791

Works closely with families with children throughout Santa Cruz County who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A range of opportunities are available depending upon the family situation. Options include: One time rental assistance payments to prevent eviction or obtain housing, time limited phased rental assistance, housing scholarships while a parent is completing a job training program, transitional housing for up to 18 months, and shared supportive housing for parents in recovery.



Housing Authority Santa Cruz County


The Housing Authority does not have any programs that can help people with emergency housing needs. All of our programs require some kind of application process, and many have long waiting lists. If you have immediate housing needs, please visit our Links page for more housing resources.


Pajaro Rescue Mission



Pajaro Valley Shelter Service


The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and families may reside in the Shelter for a maximum of three months. The Shelter's current capacity is thirty women and children who are generally referred to PV Shelter Services by other social service agencies, schools, civic and/or religious organizations. The Transitional Housing Program consists of fifteen housing units for homeless families.



Paul Lee Loft at Homeless Services Center


PLL Referral Form

PLL Policy Guide

River Street Emergency Shelter


Is a 32-bed emergency shelter for homeless adult men and women.



Shelter Project


A program of the Community Action Board, the Shelter Project provides assistance to low income homeless people or people who are at risk of becoming homeless. Emergency rental/mortgage assistance for those facing eviction. For families with children, single people with disabilities, and single people 60 years of age or over.