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