Get Involved

Community engagement is an important part of the success of the Housing Element Update. The Santa Cruz County community will have multiple opportunities to collaborate throughout the update process by participating in community workshops, focus groups, online surveys, and Planning Commission/Board of Supervisor public meetings.

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Participate in the County's Housing Element Update!

Updating the Housing Element takes input from everyone in the community. The County’s new 2023 Housing Element must accommodate 4,634 new housing units and provide a range of opportunities for all people in our community. Where should these housing units be accommodated? What are the barriers to finding housing in our community?

The Upcoming Events calendar below shows our public participation opportunities through June 28.  Thereafter, additional opportunities for participation will be posted in the calendar below.


Upcoming Events



Date and Time

Community Public Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Join on your computer via Zoom: Zoom Link

Spanish interpretation available

Wednesday, May 31st

5:30 to 7 pm

Planning Commission Update

701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

Board Chambers, 5th Floor

Wednesday, June 14th

11:00 am

Community Open House

Watsonville Civic Plaza Community Room

275 Main Street, Watsonville

Food will be provided

Spanish interpretation available

Wednesday, June 28th

5:30 to 7 pm


Past Events



Date and Time

Community Public Meeting 

Aptos Village Park Hall

100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos 

Monday, May 15th

5:30 to 7 PM

San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley Affordable Housing Community Forum

Virtual Meeting


Monday, May 8


Affordable Housing Solutions Festival and Fair

Cabrillo College

Saturday, May 6
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

County Housing Advisory Commission

701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz 

Coastlines Room, 5th Floor

Wednesday, May 3rd
1:00 pm

County In Home-Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory

1400 Emeline Ave, Santa Cruz

 Building K, Room 206

Friday, March 24th
1:00 pm

County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Commision

Hybrid Meeting

Join in person: 1060 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz

Thursday, April 6th 
7:00 pm

Study Sessions Introducing 6th Cycle Housing Element Update Program