We envision a community where our neighbors of all ages, cultures, abilities, and incomes, can make Santa Cruz County their home. In response to the ever-increasing cost of living, we advocate for more affordable housing to meet the needs of our growing population
We are a group of volunteer housing advocates in Santa Cruz County fighting to end the housing shortage in our community. We bring together the voices who say YES to more housing in Santa Cruz. Is that you? Join Santa Cruz YIMBY and be part of the movement to end the housing shortage!
Santa Cruz YIMBY is a chapter of YIMBY Action. YIMBY Action is a national network of people who advocate for abundant, affordable housing and inclusive, sustainable communities across the United States.
Contact officials, sign petitions, and take other action to push for change.
Come to one of our social events, educational events, or chapter meetings.
Support our work for housing abundance, and join our online community.
Policies we support
Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing
Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.
Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.
Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.
Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.