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CZU fire victims continue their search for permanent housing



In Santa Cruz County, officials say more than 100 households are still in need of permanent housing following the CZU Lightning Complex Fires in August.

Those affected include singles, couples and families with children.

In Ben Lomond, Clyde and Trudy Mock said they were left to live in a church parking lot with their family and pets as they try to determine where they will live next.

Trudy says her family's biggest concern is the cost of living in Santa Cruz County.

“If we were to rent a place here, we would probably be paying three thousand minimum if you could find one and that’s just not something that’s an option right now," says Trudy.

The Mock family says their next move might have to be out of state if they continue to struggle with living costs.

Santa Cruz County is asking property owners and managers for assistance in providing homes for fire victims.

Property owners or managers interested in assisting with housing can take a survey at

For resources and assistance or to find out how you can donate to individuals and families impacted, visit

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