Blog April 2024 - Spring is here and more housing is blooming!

Affordable housing in Capitola, our featured event in April, other housing happenings

April 1, 2024

It's April!  Spring is officially here and flowers and housing projects are blooming. Read on to see about more affordable housing on its way in Capitola, our featured YIMBY event and more.

No Fooling:

More Affordable Housing Coming to Capitola!


This Thursday, April 4th, the Capitola Manor by MidPen Housing will be up for approval at the Capitola Planning Commission. Capitola Manor will add 52 homes, with a mix of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments configured in 4 buildings.  It is a 100% affordable housing project on the east side of 38th Avenue, just south of the railroad crossing. 

MidPen has done a LOT in Santa Cruz county, but this is their first affordable housing project in Capitola! Come speak in support of the project - the meeting starts at 6 (agenda here) and comments are only in-person at 420 Capitola Ave. You can always email any comments to

Our Featured Event

Legalizing Missing Middle Housing

Thursday, April 11, 2024


What is single-stair reform? How does it help us get more affordable and diverse housing options? Join us for an informative session with Eduardo Mendoza, Policy Director at the Livable Communities Initiative on single stair housing reform and how it could make a difference in Santa Cruz County.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 5:30

Register for the Zoom link:

Housing Happenings

Below: No on M celebration, The Bluffs in Capitola Groundbreaking, rendering of 831 Almar Ave and 530 Ocean St and options for 2020 North Pacific Ave.

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