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Housing Matters


115 Coral St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 458-6020


After 33 years as the Homeless Services Center, this group changed its name to Housing Matters in September 2019. According to the Housing Matters website, “The new name reflects who we are today; we provide services to clients well beyond the walls of our campus.”

That campus has evolved into four emergency and transitional housing shelters for nearly 230 people, a medical clinic, and a 12-bed medical respite care facility. And on top of that, Housing Matters offers programs and services to help individuals and families find pathways into permanent housing.

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Santa Cruz city leaders on Wednesday said 121 unhoused people moved into permanent housing in the city since 2022, and hundreds more were served by homeless service programs. They also renewed calls for more city money to address homelessness because millions in one-time funds are expected to run out in July.

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Bank of America honored Housing Matters for work advancing economic mobility and building up underserved neighborhoods in Santa Cruz County.

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The housing development, named “Casa Azul” after its blue paint scheme, includes two upstairs one-bedroom apartments to go with five studio units.

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Around 500 community members and activists rallied at Lot 4 in downtown Santa Cruz Saturday morning for the March to End Homelessness organized by nonprofit Housing Matters.

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The County of Santa Cruz is funding an effort by local group Housing Matters to house 90 of the most vulnerable local homeless individuals. The group has begun hiring to staff up for the project.

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