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City of Santa Cruz Celebrates Affordable Housing Month with Community Events

Post Date:05/19/2020 8:55 AM


May 19, 2020



Jessica de Wit

Housing & Community Development Manager

(831) 420-5108


The City of Santa Cruz and partner organizations are celebrating Affordable Housing Month this May with a slate of events to provide information to the community about current and future affordable housing efforts.

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department has coordinated 2 virtual and self-guided events that the community is invited to attend:

Self-Guided Bike Tour 

Learn about the most recent affordable building properties in Santa Cruz and new ones that are on the horizon. The  Self-Guided Bike Tour Map has linked each property name for additional information. The tour begins at the Tannery Arts Center and ends at Water Street Apartments (708 Water Street). 

Affordable Housing Finance Class 

What factors need to be considered when developing affordable housing? How does the financing work? Chuck Depew of the National Development Council (NDC) has answered these questions and more. Click the link to watch the Santa Cruz  Affordable Housing Finance 101 Class virtually.


Additional Housing Events Hosted by Partner Organizations:


This month is full of great virtual affordable housing events - please check Silicon Valley at Home's Affordable Housing Month calendar and keep up with Housing Trust's own events calendar as new events are added for homebuyers and homeowners. To access this months earlier events click here.



The Housing Leadership Council is offering informative workshops, groundbreakings, housing policy panels, affordable housing tours, and more. Please visit Affordable Housing Month 2020 for more information and a schedule of events.



The Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County presents the Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz County: Real Opportunities video. This video will discuss achieving the near term impacts on housing production and preservation in Santa Cruz County.




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