Effective 8/1/2011 New Referrals are no longer being accepted for the HPRP Family Collaborative Program. Agencies will continue to work with families who are currently on the waiting list.
Family Collaborative Program
is a joint project of six non-profit organizations in Santa Cruz County, California.
Funded by the State of California through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(ARRA) this project will address the needs of households who are struggling with homelessness or to prevent eviction during the economic crisis.
Families who are un- or -under employed and who are struggling to pay their rent or utilities, or who have lost their housing may be able to receive short term help with their rent to enable them to keep their housing, or move in to new housing if they are homeless.
Eligibility requirements include:
Please see the "program information" page for more information on eligibility and how to receive help.
The HPRP Family Program can Help Landlords !
If your tenent needs help catching up on their rent, paying their security deposit or some on-going support ... the HPRP program may be able to help.
Eligible households may be able to receive help with these costs and avoid eviction.
If you have a rental property and are looking for tenents the HPRP program may be able to pay a portion of rent and the Security Deposit on eligible units.
For more information on the benefits for landlords and contact information please see our
"Housing Resources" Page
The Lead Agency:
Families In Transition of Santa Cruz County, Inc.
is responsible for the overall coordination, finances, reporting and management for the program.
Families In Transition will promote the program in the community and provide on-going support to partner agencies in the development of strategies for housing search, documentation of housing and family eligibility, access to resouces and other tools
Additionally FIT will provide a full range of direct services to North and Mid-County Families.
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services (PVSS)
Will provide HMIS Data Entry for the collaborative and will also provide rental supports and housing stabilization services to families who are leaving their Shelter or Transitional Housing Programs, or to prevent entry into these programs.
Salvation Army Watsonville
Will provide support to South County residents to prevent homelessness when families are out-of-work or have had a drop in income or other crises.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Montery Bay
One time assistance with Rent or Rental Arrears will be managed through Catholic Charities in South County.
Siena House Maternity Home
will provide housing stabilization and support to new mothers. Rental assistance while the young family transitions into independent housing will be provided with the help of Families In Transition staff.
New Life Community Services
Rental assistance and housing stabilization support will be provided to families who are leaving the shelter, or in order to help avoid shelter and maintain independent housing while participating in recovery activities. Services will be coordinated with Families In Transition staff.