Housing for Health Partnership Policy Board

The Housing for Health Partnership Policy Board (H4HP Board) acts as the governing board for the Santa Cruz County HUD-designated Continuum of Care, known as the Housing for Health Partnership. The Board is responsible for high-level planning and decision-making. It sets overall policy direction, provides system oversight, and delegates implementation, operational, and planning responsibilities to specific Operational Committees and Working Groups.

The H4HP Board consists of 15 community leaders and stakeholders who represent different entities and constituencies with significant experience and/or resources to address the issue of homelessness. Board openings fall into three categories:

  • Jurisdictional representatives
  • Operational Committee or Working Group representatives
  • Partner system representatives

At least one member of the H4HP Board must have had lived experience of homelessness at some point in their lives.

For a detailed description of H4HP Board responsibilities and structure, view the Santa Cruz County Housing for Health Partnership Governance Charter.

2024 Meetings

Location for all 2024 Meetings:
Capitola Library, 2005 Wharf Road
Ow Family Community Room

Meeting Dates:

Meeting Schedule

February 15, 2023 at 3 pm
Aptos Village County Park Hall – 100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos

Location for all other 2023 Meetings:
City Hall Community Room
420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, CA, 905010

  • April 19, 2023 at 3 pm
  • June 21, 2023 at 3 pm
  • August 16, 2023 at 3 pm
  • October 18, 2023 at 3 pm
  • December 13, 2023 at 3 pm Agenda Packet and Meeting Minutes

Meeting Agenda Packet and Meeting Minutes

Meeting Schedule

Pursuant to AB 361 and Cal. Gov. Code section 54953, due to the ongoing COVID 19 state of emergency and upon recommendation of the County Health Officer, public meetings of the Housing for Health Partnership Policy Board will be conducted in a remote format. Members of the public can attend virtually.

  • Wednesday, March 2, 4-7 p.m. – Orientation Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 20, 4-7 pm. – Virtual Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 8, 4-7 p.m. – Virtual Meeting
  • Wednesday, August 17, 4-7 p.m. – Virtual Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12-1 p.m. – Special Meeting (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, October 19, 4-7 p.m. - Virtual Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 14, 4-7 p.m. - TBD

Meeting Agenda Packet and Meeting Minutes

H4HP Board Members

  • Fred Keeley - Mayor, City of Santa Cruz
  • Heather Rogers - Public Defender, County of Santa Cruz
  • Justin Cummings - District 3 Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz
  • Karen Kern - County of Santa Cruz, Behavioral Health Services Department, Deputy Director
  • Kate Nester - Program Development Manager, Central California Alliance for Health
  • Mali LaGoe - City Manager, City of Scotts Valley
  • Manu Koenig - District 1 Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz
  • Mariah Lyons - Assistant Dean of Students, Student Support Programs, UCSC
  • Rene Mendez - City of Watsonville, City Manager
  • Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson - City of Santa Cruz, City Councilmember, District 3
  • Suzi Merriam - Community Development Director, City of Watsonville
  • Tom Stagg - Chief Initiatives Officer, Housing Matters
  • Operational Workgroup Alternate – VACANT
  • Lived Expertise Advisory Group Member and Alternate – VACANT
  • Youth Lived Expertise Advisory Group Member and Alternate - VACANT
  • Workforce/Business/Foundation Sector - VACANT
Address: 1000 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 |
| Phone: 831-454-7312
| Fax: 831-454-4642