Housing Development & Preservation:


County-Wide Services

Text or call 2-1-1 to access free and confidential referrals to services in Santa Cruz County 24/7. The 2-1-1 Santa Cruz County program is a comprehensive information and referral service provided by United Way of Santa Cruz County.
Through this program, over 3,500 Santa Cruz County callers receive information about housing, health, and human services available to them each year.


We have a deep understanding of the housing environment in Santa Cruz. Here are some of the details.


Households (Census, 2018-2022)


Owner-occupied Housing Units Rate (Census, 2018-2022)


Renter-occupied Housing Units Rate (Census, 2018-2022)


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About Choose Santa Cruz

Choose Santa Cruz is the flagship program of Santa Cruz Economic Development (SCED). A department of the City of Santa Cruz, we promote economic vitality and growth citywide in four interconnected areas.

We are your go-to resource for business growth and creation within the City of Santa Cruz

We guide complex multi-year City projects that drive and underpin our economy

We shepherd multi-family mixed income housing projects from idea to move-in

We support the arts & cultural events that make Santa Cruz a great place to live, work, & visit