Housing Matters Gala

Join us at the Housing Matters Gala (formerly the Deck Party) to be celebrated for your transformational impact on resolving homelessness in Santa Cruz County in 2019.

An evening to celebrate YOU

Your generosity changes lives and helps to resolve homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

In the last two years alone, your donations have housed over 550 people. Together, we housed more people than the number that became homeless — but just barely. The small decrease in homelessness in Santa Cruz County is encouraging. Yet, it also demonstrates that many of our friends, family, and neighbors are falling into homelessness every day. We don’t yet know how many people will become homeless in 2019 or 2020. With your support, we can remain one step ahead. Let’s continue to chip away at homelessness in Santa Cruz County.


Event details:

Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)
Why: To celebrate YOU and your generosity
When: Saturday, December 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Attire: Festive cocktail party
Parking: Parking is available on the street, or in the Front Street Parking Garage


Here’s what you can look forward to at the 17th annual Housing Matters Gala:

Delightful fare from Areperia 831, a social enterprise cooking up world fusion flavors. The evening will feature delicious appetizers, a taco bar like you’ve never seen before, and a variety of desserts.

Signature cocktails featuring locally made Venus Gin. Wine and other libations will also be served by our wonderful, talented volunteer bartenders.

Jazz Guitar by Brian Fitzgerald of Kuumbwa Jazz will provide a lovely backdrop to the evening’s festivities on jazz guitar. We thank Brian for graciously donating his time and talents to the gala!