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Free hotel accommodations for Santa Cruz County evacuees

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Santa Cruz County Emergency Operations Center is working with the county's human resources department to secure hotel access for residents impacted by wildfires.

Anyone in Santa Cruz County who has been evacuated from their home through official evacuation notice is eligible for free hotel program assistance. Proof of residency will be required.

Hotels may allow pets but please verify prior to arrival. Transportation and food may be provided for those that qualify.

Evacuees are eligible whether or not they are staying in an official shelter.

Hotels are located throughout the greater Bay Area. To apply, go to an official County shelter site and request a program application form.

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List of shelters in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St SC 95060FULLADA
Santa Cruz Bible Shelter, 440 Frederick St, Santa Cruz 95062Room for 76 evacuees as well as parking 
Seventh Day Adventist-RV ONLY , 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel 95062FULL 
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CAFULL 
SCC Fairgrounds (Cots), 2601 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA  
Twin Lakes-Auto/RV, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, CA 95060  
Cabrillo College Shelter, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. Congregate shelter  
Congregational Church Shelter , 4951 Soquel Dr, Soquel.Open for people as well as vehicles 
Coastlands Church/Tents/RV Parking, 280 State Park Dr., AptosOpen to tents, with limited tents available on site 
Simpkins SC Shelter, 979 17th Ave., Santa CruzRoom for 25 evacueesADA
Congregational Church (AUTO), 4951 Soquel Dr. Soquel  
Cabrillo College RV/AUTO, 6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos  
Santa Cruz Bible (RV/AUTO), 440 Frederick St. Santa Cruz  
Seventh Day Adventist-Cabins, 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel 95062FULL 
Seventh Day Adventist-Tents ONLY, 1931 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel 95062  
Lakeview Middle School, 2350 E. Lake Ave., WatsonvilleOpen for outdoor camping with limited indoor capacity 
Fair Grounds (TENTS), 2601 E Lake Ave 95076  
Harbor High School, 300 La Fonda Ave., Santa CruzRoom for 75 evacuees 
ANIMAL Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez Street (For Animal)FULL 
ANIMAL Watsonville Animal Shelter, 580 Airport Blvd (For Animal)  
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