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    NEWS: 180/2020 Initiative Hits Major Milestone; Gets a New Name

    The multi-agency initiative to end chronic homelessness in Santa Cruz County announced a significant milestone today: the effort has housed 1000 previously…

    Housing Matters Summer 2020 Newsletter

    Check out our Summer 2020 Newsletter, focusing on racial inequities in housing.

    NEWS: Housing Matters Installs Ten Pallet Shelter Units on Its Coral Street Campus

    Housing Matters announced today that they recently purchased ten shelters from Washington State-based company Pallet, to expand distancing between residents of…

    Permanent Supportive Housing — Proposed Development

    Housing Matters and New Way Homes, an organization funding new approaches to developing affordable housing, announced on March 16 that they are submitting…

    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.

    Marcus

    Marcus

    When Marcus, a veteran who works in the IT field, told his fiancé Aria she needed to fill out yet another set of papers before getting the keys to their new condominium, Aria’s heart sank. For the past few months, Marcus, Aria, and their three teenaged children were living in emergency hotel assistance due to not being able to afford their rent. This condo was their last resort.

    Bill

    Bill

    For Bill, life was stable. As a truck driver for more than 30 years, Bill was married and had a house of his own in Santa Cruz. But once his divorce was finalized, the stability he was accustomed to vanished. In a short time, Bill lost everything and had nobody to turn to for help. With no knowledge of how to live life on the streets or where he could get help, he started using drugs.

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    3 days ago

    Housing Matters

    I spy with my little eye... a circus tent?!

    Almost, but not nearly as fun. Our Day Services Building is undergoing routine tenting for Santa Cruz County’s infamous termites, but all of our programs and services are still open.
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    I spy with my little eye... a circus tent?!  Almost, but not nearly as fun. Our Day Services Building is undergoing routine tenting for Santa Cruz County’s infamous termites, but all of our programs and services are still open.

    6 days ago

    Housing Matters

    📢 Community Spotlight alert!

    The spotlight this week is on our wonderful Assistant Director of Programs Evyn Simpson! Evyn is a local 💪 superhero 💪, working around the clock to push forward our many programs and encouraging the rest of our staff every step of the way. She can often be seen strolling with her pug, Dolly, whom we all love.
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    📢 Community Spotlight alert!  The spotlight this week is on our wonderful Assistant Director of Programs Evyn Simpson! Evyn is a local 💪 superhero 💪, working around the clock to push forward our many programs and encouraging the rest of our staff every step of the way. She can often be seen strolling with her pug, Dolly, whom we all love.Image attachment

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    This woman is the best!! Congrats Evyn!!

    Want to hear more about what you are accomplishing!!

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