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Homeless & Housing Services

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H.O.M.E. Resource

(831) 785-6580

Housing Opportunities Meals Empowerment (H.O.M.E.) Resource Center provides a warm bed for 50 homeless individuals (28 men and 22 women).

  • Overnight Homeless Shelter offers bed, showers, 3 meals/day, laundry, wrap-around services


  • Must be non-accompanied homeless individual

Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program has 6 Transitional Units for Homeless individuals for up to 12 months. On-site Kitchen & Laundry

  • Must be non-accompanied homeless individual

  • Rent based on Income

Migrant Center

The Hollister Migrant Housing Center is open to families from the months of May through November. This center provides subsidized housing to migrant agricultural working families. 

The purpose of the Migrant Housing Center is to provide safe, decent and affordable seasonal rental housing and support services for migrant farmworker families during the peak harvest season.

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Family Winter shelter

Now Accepting referrals for the FAMILY WINTER SHELTER FOR 2023-2024

Who's Eligible


Program Services

Temporary housing program for families with children age 17 and under from December-March


  • Must be Income Eligible

  • COVID-19 related impact

  • Must be a San Benito County Resident

  • Family/Household is not able to access other payment assistance for same costs (no duplication of benefit)



(831) 637-9293


Helping Hands

Who's Eligible

Homeless & Disabled


Program Services

Helping Hands is considered a Permanent housing program for chronically homeless individuals and families with disabilities. (Disability/Medical diagnoses must be supported by documentation certified physician or therapist)


  • Medically needy and:

  • Must be homeless for 12 months consecutive or

  • 4 episodes + in the past 3 years;

  • Defined as HUD definition of “living in a place not meant for human habitation”. (Homeless verification required by third party)

  • Must be referred by CoC



(831) 637-9293

Must be referred by CoC

Housing Authority
of Santa Cruz

Also Serving the Cities of Hollister & San Juan Bautista

Learn more about renting and HUD rental

assistance programs.

Home Resource center

Year Round Homeless Shelter and

Transitional Housing for Homeless Individuals

10 Years to End Homelessness


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