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Santa Cruz YIMBY describes itself as a grass-roots organization for people who want to see more housing built in their communities.

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San Jose Wins $20 Million to Turn Downtown Motel into Homeless Housing

And Santa Cruz County gets money to turn offices into housing, as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom's last 2022 round of Homekey funding.

(Dec. 1, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Santa Cruz County Supervisors Discuss Rezoning Maps

Proposed General Plan amendments include rezoning for 21 parcels in an effort to combat the region's housing crisis. Discussion will continue at the Dec. 6 meeting.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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Santa Cruz senior housing project again approved

Affordable unit requirement scaled back.

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Huge Expansion Planned for UCSC’s Kresge College

First phase expected to be complete by 2023

Image caption: Businessman and Republican activist Howard Jarvis was the main advocate for Prop 13 in the 1970s.
How Prop 13 Drives Economic and Racial Inequality

Proposition 13, the popular tax reform law passed in 1978, has driven increases in economic inequality and racial wealth disparities in California. Here’s how.

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Scotts Valley Brookdale Residents Face Steep Rent Hikes

Nine months after he moved into the Brookdale Senior Living long-term care facility in Scotts Valley, Kermit Sveen was hit with a 17.6% rent increase. He found the notice, dated Oct. 21, in his mailbox on Nov. 3. “The day …

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Affordable housing developer celebrates Atkinson Lane groundbreaking

WATSONVILLE—About four dozen people were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking of an 80-unit affordable housing complex off Atkinson Lane on Nov. 18. In his opening remarks, MidPen Housing President and CEO Matt Franklin said that creating affordable housing communities …

Image caption: Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?

California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is the housing crisis a cause?

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Supervisors pass tenant protection ordinance

SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new ordinance aimed at protecting tenants being harassed by their landlords or property owners when they speak out about bad conditions in their living spaces. The item was …

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Housing goals quadruple in Santa Cruz County

Some Scotts Valley, Capitola leaders object

Image caption: The state's housing crisis drags on, but 2 new laws aim to ease the dire situation.
SB 6 and AB 2011: 2 New Bills Try to Turn the Tide on Housing Crisis

In an attempt to slow California's housing crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom signs pair of bills, SB 6 and AB 2011, that will allow development where now-closed businesses once stood, without rezoning those areas for residential projects.

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Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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