The Santa Fe County Community Services Department (CSD) includes the following departments: Health, Housing, and Teen Court.
The Division consists of four distinct areas dedicated to different, but increasingly coordinated efforts: the CARE Connection, DWI, Healthcare Assistance (Formerly the "Indigent Fund") and the Home for Good Programs. These groups are deeply involved with most aspects of health care within the County, while attending to our core business tasks.
The Santa Fe County Housing Authority was created on November 17, 1972 and remains one of the largest landlords in Santa Fe. The Housing Authority currently manages 200 public housing units and 241 Housing Choice Vouchers (previously called Section 8). The Housing Authority also manages a Public Housing Homeownership Program, a Section 8 Homeownership Program. a Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), and the Capital Fund Program (CFP). The Housing Authority's budget primarily consists of rental income and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Teen Court is a first time offenders program with alternative sentencing for misdemeanor sentencing and Traffic Court. Teen Court is run for teens by teens. The teens are referred to Santa Fe County from Municipal and Magistrate Courts, by the Juvenile Probation and Parole Office and the Santa Fe Public Schools.