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Battle Over Soquel Project Gets Loud

Vocal neighborhood opponents turned out at a discussion of a Project Homekey project on the border of Aptos, Soquel and Capitola, but so did fervent fans of affordable housing. That project would add 36 units to an area that is unaccustomed to growth.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
Project Homekey Award to Fund New Apartment Complex

Santa Cruz County has been granted a second Project Homekey award: a $10.7 million grant to build a 36-unit apartment building in Soquel.

(June 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Measures on empty homes, library head to Santa Cruz ballot

Council questions costs of proposed tax on vacant homes


Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.


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How the Push for Farmworker Housing is Hindered by Persistent Myths

While advocates look for solutions, field workers try to make a better life for their families.


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Proposed tax on empty homes debated in Santa Cruz

Similar tax in Oakland generated money, prompted changes


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You Could Be a Joint Homeowner–With the State

Much has been made about the persistent disagreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers over how to put money back in the pockets of Californians reeling from high gas prices and the rising cost of living, but what about …


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Santa Cruz City Council advances plan to reshape downtown

Expansion would add housing, connections to beach, new Warriors arena


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A Real Solution to the Housing Crisis

Gov. Newsom and the state legislature should consider allocating $40 billion of the state's $97 billion surplus to subsidize the building of low-income housing.


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Animal habitat lawsuit stalls UCSC housing projects

Students pushed off campus, some to their cars.


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Vacant-home tax advances in Capitola

City attorney told to draft law for potential November ballot measure


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