October 13 – Measure H – Canvass and Volunteer Party

Come volunteer with the Measure H campaign Team! Volunteers will meet at the Campaign office (located at 115 River Street South, next door to Mobo Sushi) for a brief orientation and then begin walking door to door to get the word out about the Measure H Bond that will build affordable housing in Santa Cruz County. We will also have volunteers do ”literature drops”. Afterwards, volunteers will return to the Measure H campaign office to enjoy some great treats. Thank you for your support!

9:30 am: Meet at Measure H Headquarters for a brief orientation and walking materials
2:00 pm: Volunteers Enjoy Light Refreshments
Measure H – 115 River Street, Santa Cruz

October 15 – UCSC Student Housing Tour

UCSC will be offering a tour of student housing on campus. This will be an opportunity for the community to better understand student housing needs, how student housing is financed, and how the university works to achieve a level of affordability for students. Participants will see current student housing and visit the site for the future Student Housing West project which will provide 3,000 beds/units of affordable housing on campus.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sign up: https://calendar.ucsc.edu/event/student_housing_tour#.W65XgWjYq71

October 15 – Candidate and Housing Issue Forum at Hotel Paradox

During this event we’ll focus on housing education and awareness. Learn about the pros and cons of the Santa Cruz Rent Control Initiative, Measure H: Santa Cruz County Affordable Housing Solutions Bond, as well as State Propositions 1, 2, 5, and 10. Meet the candidates running for City Council who will be sharing their housing agendas. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided with a no-host bar. Self-parking at the Hotel Paradox is complimentary, and valet parking is available for an extra charge. Additional metered parking is available on the nearby side streets.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hotel Paradox – 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-housing-forum-registration-49958361805

October 16 – Watsonville City Council District 5 Meeting

Councilmember Rebecca Garcia will welcome folks to learn about the Housing Programs available to residents of the City of Watsonville. Watsonville has great hosing programs like the first time homebuyer program, down payment assistance, and inclusionary housing. There is also be opportunities to ask Councilmember Garcia questions about city and district issues.

Event Begins at 6:00 pm
E.A. Hall Middle School – 201 Brewington Avenue, Watsonville

October 17 – MBEP New Tools for Affordable Housing: Live Oak

Come learn about new resources, successful examples and how you can be part of the affordable housing movement. The meeting is to help build awareness of the housing crisis and proposed development standard changes to address housing efforts aimed at increasing housing supply in Live Oak and across our region that addresses all income levels. Supervisor Leopold will kick off the event followed by a panel composed of MBEP’s Matt Huerta, Affordable Housing NOW’s Tim Willoughby and Envision Housing’s Sibley Simon.

7:00 PM – 8:30 pm
Simpkins Family Swim Center – 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz (Live Oak)
More Info: https://mbep.biz/new-tools-for-affordable-housing-live-oak/

October 18 – City of Santa Cruz Trolley Tour

The City of Santa Cruz will host its annual trolley tour showcasing some of the city’s affordable housing. This tour will give participants a unique perspective on housing and you will learn about the different housing programs available. This trolley tour has become a tradition of affordable housing week so please join us.

Tour begins at 8:00 am
Meet at Civic Auditorium parking lot – 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
Email jmellor@cityofsantacruz.com to sign up

October 18 – UCSC Center of Labor Studies: No Place Like Home

This event will share findings from our new study of housing issues faced by those that work for and serve the Santa Cruz community, and launch our expanded website including new housing policy tools and analyses. The event will also provide an opportunity to engage in a community-wide conversation on solutions, featuring a panel discussion of housing policies, including renter protections (rent control and just cause eviction) and the preservation and production of more affordable housing. Speakers will include a local tenant, a landlord, a housing policy expert, and an affordable housing developer. A wide range of community groups working on issues such as affordable and alternative housing, tenant rights and protections, emergency rental assistance, homelessness, voter registration, and housing justice will be on hand with information about services and how you can get involved in building local housing solutions for all.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium – 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz
More Info: http://noplacelikehome.ucsc.edu or contact Steve McKay at smckay@ucsc.edu