Helpful Links & Resources

Homeless & Housing Resources

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Sober Living Environment

Who's Eligible

Women/children ages 0-5

Program Services

Women’s Residential Program: This state-licensed recovery program provides a supportive environment for single women and women with small children seeking a life free from the devastating effects of drug and alcohol addiction.

Requirements

  • Must have Substance Abuse Issues

  • Referral from CSWD or Partner Agency

  • Sun Street Assessment

Applications

Referral from CSWD or Partner agency

Sober Living Environments | Sun Street Center

For more information:
Women’s
Tish Peck
831.265.7317

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Tenant Based Rental Assistance
(TBRA)

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Program Services

HOME funds can be used to provide direct assistance to low-income households who need help paying their rent. HOME funded Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is a rental subsidy that helps make up the difference between what a renter can afford to pay and the actual rent for a home. Low-income households can receive HOME TBRA to help pay rent, utility costs*, security deposits, and utility deposits*.

Requirements

  • Must have a lease agreement

  • San Benito County Resident

  • Must be Income Eligible

    • Utility deposit assistance must be provided in conjunction with a TBRA security deposit or monthly assistance program. In addition, utility deposit assistance may be used only for utilities permitted under the Section 8 utility allowance. This includes electric, gas, water and trash, but does not include telephone and cable television

Apply

Call:

(831) 637-9293

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Project Room Key R2

Who's Eligible

Homeless:

Individual/Family

Program Services

Hotel Voucher

Requirements

  • Must be COVID Impacted

  • Must currently be homeless

Apply

Call:

(831) 637-9293

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Family Winter shelter

Who's Eligible

Families

Program Services

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

Requirements

  • 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)

Apply

Call:

(831) 637-9293

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Helping Hands

Who's Eligible

Homeless & Disabled

Individual/Family

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)

Requirements

  • 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

Applications

Call:

(831) 637-9293

Must be referred by CoC

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Housing Opportunities for persons with aids
(HOPWA)

Who's Eligible

Individual/Family

Program Services

HOPWA funds can be used to provide direct assistance to low-income households who need help paying their rent, supportive services

Requirements

  • Must be HIV or AIDS positive

  • Must be Income Eligible

Applications

Call:

(831) 637-9293

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H.O.M.E. Resource
Center

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

Shelter Guests are provided:

  • 3-Meals/day

  • Shower Facilities

  • Supportive Services to aid them in becoming self-sufficient.

Homeless Transitional

Housing Units

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.

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

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

 

Check out fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs:

    • SNAP 

    • Medicaid 

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance 

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • WIC

    • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits

    • or Lifeline;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs and lives on Qualifying Tribal lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

    • Tribal TANF

    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    • Tribal Head Start (income based)

 

Check out fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.