Housing for Health is a program that aims to support and house chronically homeless individuals in Santa Cruz County through therapeutic case management and access to the Disabled and Medically Vulnerable (DMV) Housing Choice Voucher administered by the Housing Authority. Participants receive assistance applying for the DMV voucher, coaching and navigation expertise on effective housing search methods, advocacy and referrals to additional resources, and retention support once housing is secured to ensure long-term stability. Housing for Health is a participant in Santa Cruz County’s Smart Path Coordinated Entry System, which is a prioritization database that links those experiencing homelessness with services that they qualify for based on their unique vulnerability score. If you, or those you know, are experiencing homelessness and looking to secure a pathway to housing, please go to one of the Public Access Points to complete an assessment in order to be entered into the database and linked to appropriate services. The Housing for Health program is solely taking referrals from the Smart Path Coordinated Entry System and cannot guarantee that an assessment into the System will result in a referral to the Housing for Health program.
Complete a Smart Path Assessment at one of these locations:
FAMILIES IN TRANSITION 406 Main Street, Suite 326, Watsonville CA 95076 • (831) 728-9791 Se Habla Español
For Families and Single Adults 18-24 years old only: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm
HOMELESS SERVICES CENTER 115B Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 458-6020 Se Habla Español
For Adults: Mondays-Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm Instructions: Come to the HSC Safety Kiosk M-F between 8:30-9:30AM to sign up to take it in the afternoon (starting at 1:00pm) By Appointment: Email, text or call Brian Lands, Assessment Specialist, [email protected], (831) 350-1106.
For Families: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm Instructions: Check in at the Rebele Family Shelter at HSC. Bring a photo ID for each adult in the family.
MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT ACTION NETWORK (MHCAN) 1051 Cayuga Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 • (831) 469-0462
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:00am-2:00pm
MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY RESOURCES 6134 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018 • (831) 335-6600 Se Habla Español
Tuesdays-Thursdays By Appointment Only
SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES, DOWNTOWN BRANCH 224 Church Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 427-7707 Tuesdays 1:00– 3:00pm During Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours (provided by Encompass Community Services) Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm During the Coffee Talk / Working Together Program Fridays 10:00am -12:00pm During Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours (provided by Encompass Community Services)
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER 1658 Soquel Drive, Suite B, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 • (831) 477-7515 Non-veterans and veterans are welcome
Learn more: https://smartpathscc.org/