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!

The Walk Home

The Walk Home is a free community-wide event, celebrating 1000 people housed through the 180 Together initiative. Between October 23 and November 1, we’ll collectively walk 1000 miles (or more!) in celebration of the 1000 people who had formerly experienced chronic homelessness and are now in permanent housing.

Learn more, and join us, on The Walk Home website.


The hottest soups in town. Local celebrities. Wine. Live music. The beach boardwalk. Oh, kale yeah!

Soupline is our annual fundraiser, taking place every April at the Cocoanut Grove. Check back for the latest news in early spring.

Housing Matters Gala

The annual Housing Matters Gala, held every December, is a celebration of our major donors and the impact their generosity makes in resolving homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

Community Tours

We normally offer tours of our Coral Street campus, so community members can learn about the services we provide to those experiencing homelessness. These tours are on hold due to the pandemic.

Homeless Memorial

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. A permanent memorial is being built at Evergreen Cemetery. Learn more about supporting the project here >