Elaine Johnson, the executive director of Housing Santa Cruz County, discusses the need to include more residents in conversations about affordable housing. She spoke at an Oct. 14 event at the London Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local file)
4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 / Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County landlords are invited to a Nov. 9 event about housing vouchers and related incentives and support for landlords. The event takes place 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building at 846 Front St. in Santa Cruz.
Abode Services and Safety in Santa Cruz will host the free, informational session.
“The goal is to educate property owners as to the benefits of working with housing vouchers,” said Kaelin Wagnermarsh, a real estate agent and co-founder of Safety in Santa Cruz. Housing vouchers are an important part of solving homelessness and can be “stepping stones” for people with housing insecurity, Wagnermarsh said.
Panelists are expected to speak about their experiences connecting renters to landlords. Two representatives of the Housing Authority of Santa Cruz County and a landlord with voucher experience also plan to speak at the event.
Event participants are asked to register at SafetyinSantaCruz.com.