COVID 19 Preparedness
Updated March 18, 2020
The health of our community — our clients, residents, staff, volunteers, and the community at large — is of the utmost importance to Housing Matters. As such, we are taking preventative measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and we are working on detailed plans to do everything we can to support the safety and wellbeing of our entire community.
We know that part of supporting our community means keeping you updated on our response to the pandemic and how the shelter in place mandate is affecting our operations.
Permanent Supportive Housing — Proposed Development
Housing Matters (formerly known as Homeless Services Center) and New Way Homes, an organization funding new approaches to developing affordable housing, announced on March 16 that they are submitting a proposal for approval by the City of Santa Cruz to build up to 121 units of permanent supportive housing within the Housing Matters campus.
Soupline 2020 is Canceled
As you likely expect, we have made the difficult decision to officially cancel this year’s Soupline event. Ticket options If you purchased tickets to Soupline, you have a couple of options: Request a refund. We are happy to give you a full refund. Simply send an email to email@example.com, and we’ll get it processed right […]
Homeless Services Center Has a New Name
After 33 years of service as Homeless Services Center, now we are proud to serve this community with the name Housing Matters.
Housing is how we’ll resolve homelessness together. Housing is the focus of the conversations we have with our clients. Housing is the conversation we seek with you, with our civic leaders, and with the broader community. Housing matters to everyone in Santa Cruz County.
Whether you are a beloved supporter of this organization, or just learning about us for the first time, you may have a few questions. Please enjoy the Q&A about our name change >
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.