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Housing Projects: Latest News

Supporting an increase in the housing supply across the Monterey Bay region

In 2016, MBEP launched our housing initiative to support an increase in the supply of all housing at all income levels in the Monterey Bay region. Our initiative starts with a broad, regional coalition of individuals and organizations to advocate for the construction of all types of housing through our MBEP Action Center. Below is the latest news on some of the projects we are working on.

111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Approves Co-Housing Project The Santa Cruz City Council unanimously approved a co-housing development project at 111 Errett Circle last week that could result in as many as 36 new homes being built on the site of the former Garfield Park Community Church....

Garden Road, Monterey

MBEP Advocates for Collaborative Solutions to Regional Housing Shortage Neighborhood opposition is typically the biggest obstacle to more affordable housing across the state and our region. Several recent legislative wins and a housing-friendly governor have...

1482 Freedom, Watsonville

MBEP member MidPen Housing and Encompass Community Services can move forward on a 72-unit affordable housing project on Miles Lane near Freedom Boulevard in Watsonville, with construction due to start next spring. The project, which includes studio, one-, two- and...

Watsonville Housing

MBEP member MidPen Housing and Encompass Community Services can move forward on a 72-unit affordable housing project on Miles Lane near Freedom Boulevard in Watsonville, with construction due to start next spring. The project, which includes studio, one-, two- and...

Santa Cruz Housing

A mixed-use library project that could bring at least 50 affordable housing units to downtown Santa Cruz earned conceptual approval by the city council last week. The council voted 4-2 in favor of the development proposal. The new library, to be built on a city-owned...