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    $2.5 Million Awarded to Housing Matters

    Housing Matters, the largest nonprofit in Santa Cruz County working on solutions to homelessness, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant…

    2020 Homeless Memorial

    The 2020 Homeless Memorial was held on December 18, 2020. 77 people experiencing homelessness passed away in 2020, up from 58 in 2019.

    NEWS: Permanent Supportive Housing Project Approved!

    SANTA CRUZ, CA (Nov. 20, 2020) — Santa Cruz city planning commissioners on Thursday night approved a 120-apartment, five-story complex that will house and treat…

    Well, this is awkward…

    If you’ve driven north on Highway 1 recently, you’ve probably slowed a little as you crossed River Street and saw a large homeless encampment sprawling

    home at last: success stories

    Our clients are some of the most inspiring people we know. Learn about their journeys as they found their pathways to stable housing.

    Nina

    Nina

    When Nina first came to Housing Matters, she thought she had no hope at all. Nina and her 17-year-old daughter were in a difficult situation, living with a boyfriend of Nina who was abusive, to avoid sleeping in their car or on the street with no protection.

    Sherry

    Sherry

    When I first became homeless, I was married to my husband, Darel. He and I did everything together. He had my back when I first lost my housing in the late ’90s and really looked out for me while we were together. We supported each other in every way we could. He struggled with seizures and other health complications, which is hard to handle alone, so I was there for him throughout…

    Mario

    Mario

    Mario’s hope is to find a way to help the agencies that saved his life expand, so more people can access their services. That, and get back to fishing. A third-generation Santa Cruzian, Mario says his favorite things about his hometown are the ocean and the mountains, but mostly the good people…

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    Housing Matters

    Looking for a way to make an impact in your career?

    You’re in luck… We are hiring! 🤩

    Come and join our team of compassionate, hard-working staff and help us end homelessness in our community today.

    Below are only a few of the exciting new positions that we are looking to fill:

    - Front Desk Coordinator
    - Assistant Director of Client Experience
    - Case Managers in a variety of our programs
    - Health Care Navigator for our veterans program

    Explore your options on our website and become a part of the exciting things happening at Housing Matters today!

    housingmatterssc.org/about/careers/
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    Looking for a way to make an impact in your career?  You’re in luck… We are hiring! 🤩  Come and join our team of compassionate, hard-working staff and help us end homelessness in our community today.  Below are only a few of the exciting new positions that we are looking to fill:  - Front Desk Coordinator
- Assistant Director of Client Experience
- Case Managers in a variety of our programs
- Health Care Navigator for our veterans program  Explore your options on our website and become a part of the exciting things happening at Housing Matters today!  https://housingmatterssc.org/about/careers/

    2 days ago

    Housing Matters

    Help us house 90 people this year!

    Housing Matters is forming a specialized team of case managers to house 90 people this year through the newly formed Housing Now program. This team will be working together from March 2021 to May 2022 and will focus on housing people who are currently living in shelters and hotels.

    We are looking for people with experience in housing navigation and in Santa Cruz County, who like working as part of a team, and who are efficient problem solvers. We are pleased to be offering $31+ per hour for positions in this program, with benefits.

    Is that you? Please check out the Housing Now job descriptions for Case Manager and Program Manager on our website. In order to apply, send your resume to recruiter@housingmatterssc.org. We will be holding a job fair on March 4 from 12:00 to 4:00; once we have confirmed that you meet the qualifications for the available positions we will send you the link to sign up for a time slot at the job fair.
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    Help us house 90 people this year!  Housing Matters is forming a specialized team of case managers to house 90 people this year through the newly formed Housing Now program. This team will be working together from March 2021 to May 2022 and will focus on housing people who are currently living in shelters and hotels.  We are looking for people with experience in housing navigation and in Santa Cruz County, who like working as part of a team, and who are efficient problem solvers. We are pleased to be offering $31+ per hour for positions in this program, with benefits.  Is that you? Please check out the Housing Now job descriptions for Case Manager and Program Manager on our website. In order to apply, send your resume to recruiter@housingmatterssc.org. We will be holding a job fair on March 4 from 12:00 to 4:00; once we have confirmed that you meet the qualifications for the available positions we will send you the link to sign up for a time slot at the job fair.