Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The Community Action Board’s Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for PAST DUE rent in Santa Cruz County. Individuals and families face the threat of being evicted from their homes due to disparities in housing affordability, barriers to accessing services, and the removal of COVID-19 relief. Individuals who are evicted have greater difficulty finding stable housing, mental health issues, and economic challenges. The purpose of this project was to help reduce barriers to accessing services by spreading awareness to the community and making it easier to navigate services. The proposed project was an infographic that entails program information, eligibility requirements, and contact information of various organizations. The screening questionnaire results revealed that all workshop attendees found this infographic to be a useful tool. It is recommended that CAB continues to make information accessible for residents of Santa Cruz County by creating resources like infographics to further facilitate access to services.