Category: Housing Issues

  • Santa Cruz County Housing Costs Highest in the Nation

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2023 Out of Reach report has dubbed Santa Cruz County the most expensive rental market in the nation. Action Must be taken to address this, and it needed to be taken 10+ years ago. The extreme rental prices in our area are feeding our unhoused numbers. The majority of…

  • Insuring our Homes Now and In the Future

    We live in a verdant and beautiful place, specifically beautiful because of our proximity to natural lands. The wildlife/urban interface areas are especially complex, as we need to manage the lands near us actively to mitigate risk of natural disaster in ways folks who live in suburban or urban areas do not. They can afford…

  • Housing in the 5th District

    I wanted to take a minute to piggy back on the post I wrote last week regarding the paltry recovery rate in district 5 from the CZU Fire. If you didn’t see it, even though our district lost over six hundred homes in the fire only six homes have been rebuilt. That is less than…

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