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 Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

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!

Capitola branch located at 2005 Wharf Rd in Capitola:

Register here for Tuesday, May 23 @ 5:30 to 7 pm

Topic: Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness

Guest Speakers: Brian Lands from Housing Matters & Jeremy Leonard, Monica Hernandez and Chris Monteith from the City of Santa Cruz


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

Register here for Thursday, June 15 @ 5:30 to 7 pm

Topic & Guest Speaker TBA


Capitola branch located at 2005 Wharf Rd in Capitola:

Register here for Tuesday, June 27 @ 5:30 to 7 pm

Topic & Guest Speaker TBA

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!

All campus tours at this point will take place at 11 am, on every third-Thursday of the month. Coffee and pastries will be provided for all attendees.

See below for dates and register here.

June 15

July 20

For more information, contact Marlena De Castro, Community Engagement Manager, at mdecastro@housingmatterssc.org.