Via Del Mar


Via del Mar is a key element of an overall downtown revitalization effort in Watsonville. While the local economy is dominated by agriculture, Watsonville’s location in Santa Cruz County and proximity to affluent communities has pushed rents up to levels that are unaffordable to many who work in the fields or service industry. The City of Watsonville leased the Via del Mar site from the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District and then sought MidPen to develop the affordable housing community with designated apartments for farmworker families. Via del Mar includes a child care center for residents and their neighbors, operated by the Head Start Program. It is also within walking distance to downtown and public transportation, shopping, social services, library, schools and other educational facilities and cultural venues.

Waiting List Information

Via Del Mar Apartments will be opening the 1, 2 and 3-bedroom waitlists for Agricultural Family.* Applicants may apply online or in person beginning January 16, 2024, until further notice. * Agricultural Family (Farmworker): a household consisting of at least one person who derives or prior to retirement or disability derived a substantial portion of his or her income from agricultural employment as defined in Section 1140.4 of the Labor Code.

Features & Details

Property Contact

(831) 763-0448

Property Type


Unit Plans

40 Units: 1 BR, 2 BR, 3 BR


62 spaces

Leasing Status

Wait List Open

Property Profile

Via Del Mar Profile

Resident Portal

Via Del Mar