housing matters events

Housing Matters hosts a few annual events, and many one-time events throughout the year. Get involved, get informed, and celebrate the progress we’re making on resolving homelessness together by joining us!

Interested in a personalized webinar or workshop for your community group? Contact Mer Stafford, Chief Impact Officer at mstafford@housingmatterssc.org.

neighbors for neighbors

Join us for our newest program, Neighbors for Neighbors, in partnership with the Santa Cruz Public Library.

This program is for you if you want to:

• Learn from local experts about real solutions to homelessness
• Problem-solve and create solutions in your neighborhood
• Help to foster compassion and equity in Santa Cruz County neighborhoods


Come check it out at your local library branch!


Garfield Park branch located at 705 Woodrow Ave in Santa Cruz:

Register here for Thursday, January 19 @ 4:30 pm to 6 pm

With special guest, Elaine Johnson, Executive Director of Housing Santa Cruz County speaking about affordable housing projects


Capitola branch located at 2005 Wharf Rd in Capitola:

Register here for Tuesday, January 24 @ 5:30 pm to 7 pm

With special guest, Evyn Robles, Director of Campus & Housing for Housing Matters speaking about emergency shelter in our county



h.o.u.s.e. party!

Join Housing Matters and the Collective on Thursday, January 26th from 6-9pm for the H.O.U.S.E. Party at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History!

This is the party of the year – bringing our community together around the shared goal of resolving homelessness.

-Live music by the Joint Chiefs 

-Performances by the DNA Comedy Lab

-Live Art featuring the Made Fresh Crew that will be auctioned off to benefit Housing Matters 

-Food and craft vendors 

-Scavenger hunt with a chance to win a wine tasting at Windy Oaks Winery 

-And so much more!!! 


This is an event you do not want to miss, buy your tickets immediately!

community tour

Join experts from Housing Matters on an in-person tour of our campus here in Santa Cruz County. With 3 onsite shelter programs, day services open to the public, and community outreach, we can guarantee this tour is worthwhile. Plus, this is a fantastic opportunity to get all of your questions answered by experts in the field!

Upcoming dates will be announced soon!