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Homeless Action Partnership (HAP) - Continuum of Care

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The Homeless Action Partnership (HAP) is the collaboration in Santa Cruz County that acts as the HUD mandated Continuum of Care. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities that seek funding under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to come together as a community and develop a strategy to prevent and end homelessness in their area.

The HAP is a collaboration of the five jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County (the County and the Cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola and Scotts Valley) along with homeless housing and services providers. The HAP brings in about $2.3 Million each year for housing subsidy and supportive services. (See list of funded programs below).

County jurisdictions, through the HAP fund activities that further the goal of addressing homelessness in the community, including funding winter shelter programs in both north and south Santa Cruz County and conducting a biennial homeless census and survey.

Success Stories



2019 Point-In-Time Count

2019 CoC Application - Public Posting

Smart Path CES Policies and Procedures

2019 Fed ESG RFA

HEAP Emergency Allocation Letter of Interest 

Appendix A - Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Santa Cruz County HEAP and CESH Integrated Request for Proposals

Appendix H. HEAP and CESH Program Outcomes Logic Model

Santa Cruz County HEAP and CESH Project Budget

2018 CoC Application

2018 Coc Project Priorities

Public Solicitation for Applications:  2018 Local Continuum of Care Project Evaluation & Application Policies and Procedures

  • Renewal Project Proposal Form
  • New Project Application Form
  • 2018 Grant Inventory Worksheet 
  • Match Documentation Form

Annual McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program Funding

HAP Organizational Documents

HMIS Homeless Management Information System

HAP Board


Santa Cruz County Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program