Blog November 2023 - Housing News from Santa Cruz YIMBY

Last Sip+Mix, housing element updates and housing news

Nov. 2, 2023

We are getting closer to endorsements for the March 2024 primary. Our last Sip+Mix before we vote on local endorsements for County Supervisor and Santa Cruz City Council is coming up next Monday, November 6th at Beer Thirty in Soquel starting at 5:30.

We have RSVPs from District 2 County Supervisor candidates Kristen Brown and Kimberly De Serpa, District 1 County Supervisor candidate Manu Koenig and Santa Cruz City Council candidate Sonja Brunner. This is a casual event and everyone is welcome.


Housing Element Update

There is 1 month left until the December deadline for Santa Cruz Housing Element updates.   Key upcoming actions:

Links to the Housing Element information for all Santa Cruz cities and county are consolidated here.

Write to to learn more about how to be part of giving feedback to citys/county and HCD about Housing Elements!

Housing News and Reading

We learned that approvals of 1800 Soquel Ave and Peace Village (900 High St) projects were appealed. Stay tuned for opportunities to support these great projects that add much-needed homes in Santa Cruz.


From Don Lane:

And recommended reading on homelessness....