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The first step to finding community solutions for homelessness is education. Learn about homelessness in Santa Cruz County, read success stories of clients we’ve served, and dive into some national resources on understanding homelessness. As is often the case, there’s more than meets the eye.

Coronavirus, Staff

The non-profit’s crisis response is paving the way for long-term growth, with the support of the community

Housing Matters announced last week the launch of their new COVID-19 Response Fund. They are asking the Santa Cruz County community to support the non-profit as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the local homeless population. The new fund has a goal of raising $250,000; $220,000 has already been raised, as of April 1.


Updated April 1, 2020 We’re getting lots of questions about how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting the homeless population in Santa Cruz County and across the nation. Beyond that, we’re hearing a lot of questions about our local response: what is happening in our county, both at the government level and with local non-profits? […]

Coronavirus, Staff

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. 

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, and we’ll get it processed right […]