What is HAP

The Homeless Action Partnership (HAP) acts as the federally-designated Continuum of Care (CoC) for Santa Cruz County and coordinates resources, programs and services focused on preventing and ending homelessness. Employees from the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department Housing for Health Division provide staffing support for the HAP.

The HAP is a collaboration of five public jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County (the County and the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola and Scotts Valley) along with housing and service providers, people with lived experience of homelessness and other stakeholders. HUD provides over $4 million per year to the Santa Cruz County community through the work of the HAP. The HAP also plays a role in receiving and coordinating other resources from federal and state government agencies.

HAP Governance Board

Current HAP Members

Nonprofit Homeless Services Providers

  • Abode Services
  • Central Coast Center for Independent Living
  • Community Action Board
  • Community Technology Alliance
  • Encompass Community Services
  • Families in Transition
  • Housing Matters
  • Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Victim Services Providers

  • Defensa de Mujeres

Faith-Based Organizations

  • Association of Faith Communities of Santa Cruz County
  • Salvation Army Watsonville

(Staff Representatives)

  • City of Watsonville
  • City of Santa Cruz
  • City of Scotts Valley
  • City of Capitola
  • County of Santa Cruz
    Human Services Department
  • County of Santa Cruz
    Health Services Agency
  • County of Santa Cruz
    Planning Department


  • United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Smart Solutions
  • 180/180 Santa Cruz
  • Public housing agencies
  • Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

School Districts

  • County of Santa Cruz Office of Education, Homeless Program

Social Services Providers

  • Mountain Community Resource Center (Community Bridges)
  • County Santa Cruz Health Services Agency/HPHP
  • Santa Cruz AIDS Project

Mental Health Agencies

  • Central Coast Center for Independent Living
  • County of Santa Cruz
    Health Services Agency/
    Mental Health Division
  • Encompass Community Services


  • Applied Survey Research

Affordable Housing Developers

  • Front Street Housing. Inc.
  • Abode Services
  • Midpen Housing

Organizations That Serve Homeless Veterans

  • Housing Matters
  • Nation’s Finest
  • Veterans Administration
    PAHCS Monterey

Homeless and Formerly
Homeless Persons

  • Linda Lemaster

2 at-Large

  • Paul O'Brien
  • Don Lane
Address: 1000 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 |
| Phone: 123-456-7890