Santa Cruz County has an extraordinary shortage of housing for both working families of modest means and for our most vulnerable residents. The Housing Advocacy Network is a collection of organizations in Santa Cruz County dedicated to addressing this housing crisis. We will work together in an active, advocacy network to:
1) build and mobilize broad support for government policies and community solutions that will facilitate the creation and preservation of housing units that serve these populations; and
2) build and mobilize broad support for specific housing development projects whose primary focus is providing housing for these populations.
In June of 2016, 60 community leaders representing dozens of community organizations gathered to discuss the need for more effective public advocacy to address the housing affordability crisis in Santa Cruz County. Representatives from labor, business, tenants, housing builders and the health and human services sector all participated.
Out of that meeting the Santa Cruz County Housing Advocacy Network Was formed. The Housing Advocacy Network was initially formed with a membership of 29 organizations.
We are governed by an Executive Board and a Network Representative Committee. We are staffed by a team made up of staff members from some of our most active member organizations.
Join the Network here.
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Network Representatives Committee
Affordable Housing NOW!
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Ceiba College Prep
Conflict Resolution Center
Democratic Women’s Club of Santa Cruz County
Dignity Health Dominican Hospital
Economic Justice Alliance
GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County
Fund Development Consultant
Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay
Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County
Homeless Garden Project
Homeless Services Center
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz
Housing Choices Coalition
Human Care Alliance (HCA)
Mid Pen Housing
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
New Way Homes
People’s Democratic Club
Salud Para la Gente
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Santa Cruz County Business Council
Santa Cruz Tenant Organizing Committee
Santa Cruz YIMBY
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties
SEIU Local 521
Sutter Health / Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center / Palo Alto Medical Foundation
UCSC Center for Labor Studies
Veterans Resource Centers of America
Watsonville Community Hospital
WINGS Homeless Advocacy