Yes on Measure N

Fund Affordable Housing

Yes on Measure N

Fund Affordable Housing

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Strengthen our Santa Cruz Community

Why Vote Yes on Measure N

Millions Raised

Affordable housing experts and the City’s Fiscal Impact Report agree the millions raised will create more affordable housing.

Who Doesn't Pay

Does not tax where people live, including ADUs.

Creates Equity

Advances equity by providing more housing options to those struggling with housing costs.

Eligibility

If your property in Santa Cruz is occupied for 120 days a year, or you are eligible for defined exemptions, you will not pay the tax.

Declaration

Declaration process for property owners is easy, simple and fast, is used in other places and keeps costs low.

Enforcement

Enforcement and penalties are the same as with other taxes and align with what is already on the books in the City of Santa Cruz.

Full homes means thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant community. Vote YES on Measure N

How it works

The Empty Home Tax WILL create a dedicated funding source for affordable housing in our community


The Empty Home Tax WILL NOT tax places where people live (e.g. primary residences, rentals and ADUs).


Paying the Empty Home Tax WILL NOT likely apply to you or to the overwhelming majority of people who live in Santa Cruz.


The Empty Home Tax WILL allow property owners to choose how they want to support the community.


They can LIVE IN ITRENT IT→ OR PAY THE TAX.

The Empty Home Tax WILL NOT tax places where people live (e.g. primary residences, rentals and ADUs).

The Empty Home Tax WILL NOT likely apply to you or to the overwhelming majority of people who live in Santa Cruz.

The Empty Home Tax WILL allow property owners to choose how they want to support the community. They can LIVE IN IT → RENT IT→ OR PAY THE TAX.

The Empty Home Tax WILL create a dedicated funding source for affordable housing in our community

Community Driven
Focused on Solutions

Making a Real Impact

The Santa Cruz Empty Home Tax project is a community driven ballot initiative to increase affordable housing options in the city of Santa Cruz by creating a long-term funding stream to create affordable housing.

Funding Affordable Housing

Revenue generated from the Empty Home Tax will be stored in a special fund that can only be used to develop the kind of housing we need most that is for extremely low, very low, low income.

A Santa Cruz for All

We are focused on helping provide solutions to ensure that our teachers, services workers and everyone that helps make Santa Cruz great can afford to live here and thrive.