Landlords of Section 8 rentals

are typically charging about 10% less

than they would to the general public.


Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz. 


Effective October 1, 2008

Sharing RO $706

Studio style $941

1bed  $1,183

2bed  $1,542

3bed  $2,219

4bed  $2,287

5bed  $2,576

6bed  $2,912

7bed  $3,248

8bed  $3,584

Mobile Home Space $579

More data:

The average rent in California climbed 0.6 percent to $1,435 per month.  In Santa Cruz County, the average rent jumped to $1,637.

The average rent in Santa Cruz County was higher than in San Francisco, and Napa. San Francisco ranked fourth in the state with average rent of $1,624. The only California community surveyed last quarter with higher rents than Santa Cruz was San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, with an average rate of $1,674.

The average occupancy rate in California dropped 0.4 percent to 94 percent. BUT In Santa Cruz County, the occupancy rate climbed 0.6 percent to 96.5 percent.  Santa Cruz-Watsonville tied with Chico for the highest occupancy rate. Napa, Hanford/Corcoran, Merced and San Francisco followed. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara region ranked 10th with an occupancy rate of 94.8 percent.

In Santa Cruz, average rents have increased 25.8 percent in the past four years. The highest increase -- 31.5 percent -- was for
one-bedroom apartments.
SOURCE: RealFacts