With the purchase of a historic home adjacent to their campus, Housing Matters aims to create affordable housing for those transitioning out of homelessness. The challenges of curbing homelessness in Santa Cruz County are manifold, as explained by Sibley Simon, an Housing Matters board member. “The hardest part… is finding housing units to support people in. And our housing crisis is causing more people to become homeless…”. With a bottleneck on affordable housing in the county, the purchase of the home is an important step. Housing Matters envisions the house as potentially housing the medically vulnerable (those who may have left the Recuperative Care Center {RCC}), or those who would benefit from living in close proximity to the HPHP medical clinic and Housing Matters’s supportive services.

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