Santa Cruz, CA Homeless Shelters

Santa Cruz, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Santa Cruz, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 

Santa Cruz is in Santa Cruz County, CA. Search listings by Santa Cruz County.

Homeless Shelters In Santa Cruz, CA

Homeless Services Center - Rebele Family Shelter

115b Coral St.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Transitional housing, supportive housing, income and employment support.

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Homeless Services Center - Santa Cruz Shelter

115 Coral Street
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Homeless Shelter, Paul Lee Loft Shelter, Rebele Family Shelter, Halfway House, Transitional Housing

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Homeless Services Center - Page Smith Community House

115 Coral St.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Homeless Services Center provides a pathway to housing for individuals and families living in Santa Cruz County.

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Providence Recovery Center

831 Paget Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
(831) 475-1326
Halfway House, Transitional Housing, Substance Abuse Treatment.

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River Street Shelter

733 River Street
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
(831) 459-6644
Shelter, Transitional Housing, Halfway House

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Janus Of Santa Cruz Transitional Housing

200 7th Ave., Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
(831) 462-1060
Halfway House, Transitional Housing. Substance abuse treatment.

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Santa Cruz County Housing Authority Santa Cruz

2931 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center Santa Cruz

195 Harvey West Blvd
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Club Dust Santa Cruz

290 Swanton Blvd
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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New Life Community Services Inc Santa Cruz

707 Fair Ave
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Families In Transition Santa Cruz

210 High Street, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060
Transitional Housing, Halfway Housing

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New Life Community Services (for Women And Families)

707 Fair Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95060

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Community Action Board Of Santa Cruz County - H.o.m.e. Housing For Medical Emergencies (santa Cruz)

501 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
Emergency motel vouchers, Rent Assistance, Mortgage Assistance, Shelter Hotline.

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Volunteers Of America Bay Area - East Cliff Village Apartments

1635 Tremont Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA - 95062

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HUD Apartments Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA HUD Apartments

Types of Shelters and Services we provide

We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters

supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters

both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing

helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing

is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

Financial Help For the Needy

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Supportive Housing

Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing

Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House

A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout

Transitional housing

is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.