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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, on a 5-0 vote yesterday, directed staff to bring back ordinances that will legalize movable tiny homes as:

  • ADUs (accessory dwelling units)

  • Single-Family Lots

  • Tiny Home Villages/Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)

invest / develop opportunity!

Santa Cruz is currently (and historically) under SEVERE housing shortage CRISIS – for all income levels

Santa Cruz County needs affordable housing – for ALL INCOME LEVELS

• Students

• Fixed income 

• Budgeted 


The current 2022 $1.4M median home price – is INSANE!!

2022 - New laws allow more construction • cities and counties zoning 

California Housing Shortage Crisis Showdown – Shapes Up ^

  • Senate Bill 9 allows property owners to build more than one unit on lots previously reserved for single-family homes.  • Recent report - state's population grew by more than three times the number of housing units built over the last decade. Needs at least 3.5 million new homes by 2025 to meet current demand

We need AFFORDABLE-homes in Santa Cruz County for all income levels! 

• "TINY HOMES" / condos / apartments / dorms ARE one great answer?



Tiny Affordable Housing meets and exceeds the basic human right and need for shelter

Santa Cruz County’s housing shortage:


How did we get here?

How to get better:

One solution - A small but mighty impact: tiny homes.

*Senate Bills 9 and 10 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022 allowing for more development opportunities throughout the county. SB 9 allows for up to four units on single-family lots - SB 10 allows cities and counties to approve up to 10-unit buildings on single-family lots.

– Tiny to achieve better - and on wheels

– Tiny Achievements - Better Investments 

Santa Cruz County Housing Market Update October 2021

Santa Cruz County Housing Market Update October 2021