Working towards a better future.

In 2016, MBEP launched its 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.

Launched Monterey Bay Housing Trust
Published Housing White Paper
Published Housing + Water "Blue Paper"
Published ADU White Paper
Launched Action Center
Implemented Farmworker Housing Action Plan

Housing Advocacy

The State of California is experiencing a housing crisis that impacts virtually every component of our local communities from low-income families who struggle to pay rent to major businesses seeking to recruit and retain qualified members of the workforce. The crisis is well documented, and has been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

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monterey bay housing trust

The Monterey Bay Housing Trust (MBHT) is a revolving loan fund sponsored by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and Housing Trust Silicon Valley. The goal of this fund is to increase the supply of affordable housing for low-income households. MBHT loans can finance acquisition, pre-development or construction of affordable housing in the Monterey Bay Region, inclusive of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.

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employer sponsored housing

Employers are increasingly playing a larger role in the welfare of their employees. In addition to health care benefits, retirement plans and wellness programs, some employers have raised the bar and created much-needed, affordable homes for their employees. MBEP applauds these creative and innovative efforts that provide benefits for the company, the employees and the community.

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housing elements

A Housing Element is a public planning document required by the State of California that provides a blueprint for housing development and growth over an eight-year period. In this webinar, we get into the nuts and bolts of Housing Elements, provide some historical context, guide you through all those tricky acronyms, outline the next steps for our region, and more! If you get lost in the technicalities, don’t worry. We do too! This is only the beginning of the process and we’re all here to learn together.

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Launched Monterey Bay Housing Trust

Funding 500 new affordable homes.

Published Housing White Paper

Resulting in 14 + new policies that are improving housing affordability

Published Housing + Water "Blue Paper"

To recommend water policies that are increasing housing production

Published ADU White Paper

Aiming to educate about new laws, and strengthen policies and practices in Monterey County.

Launched Action Center

Resulting in 2,029 new homes

Implemented Farmworker Housing Action Plan

Resulting in 2,200 + new beds

Current Project Endorsements

If you have a specific housing project you would like MBEP to consider supporting please complete the following endorsement form: Project Endorsement Request.

831 Water Street
Greenfield Commons
Cedar Street Apartments
1482 Freedom Blvd.
Water Street Apartments
Harper street
Sunshine vista
1930 Ocean Street Ext.
uCSC Student Housing
190 West Cliff
111 Errett Circle
Pacific front Project
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