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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.

Housing Matters Videos

A tribute to thank the Rebeles. For over 30 years, Rowland and Pat Rebele have spearheaded services for people experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County. In 2015, Rowland appeared on the program Reality Church to discuss his work.

Local Media

From the Good Times: Phil Kramer has a story about a man who was homeless when he learned that he had cancer. After his initial hospital stay, the man was released to one of the 12 beds at Homeless Services Center’s Recuperative Care Center (RCC), says Kramer, the executive director of Homeless Services Center. Suddenly, […]

Housing Matters Events

Come tour our Coral Street campus and learn about the services we provide to those experiencing homelessness.

Tour dates include:

Friday, September 27 at noon
Monday, October 7 at 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 22 at noon
Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00am
Friday, November 8 at noon
Monday, November 18 at 4:00pm

No RSVP required.


Like some individuals, Mark Simon, or Pastor Mark as many of us know him, had to deal with a myriad of health and mobility issues for a few years in his life. But most individuals who are struggling to recover from various health issues have a roof over their head — Mark did not. Mark […]

Community Events

On or about the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice – communities across the country gather to remember neighbors who have died homeless in the past year. This year marks the 20th year for the remembrance gathering in Santa Cruz County.   * On-site parking extremely limited. Overflow parking available at Tannery […]