Measure J Affordable Housing Program

Measure J

is the name of the 1978 voter initiative that created Santa Cruz County’s Below Market Rate housing program. Measure J requires new housing construction projects of 7 or more units designate 15% of the units at prices affordable to moderate income households. In addition, units must remain affordable for future homebuyers through permanent resale price controls. Today, as a result of this program, there are approximately 500 affordable homes located throughout the unincorporated areas of the County.

*Preguntas en español, por favor de llamar al 831-454-2336.

Buying a Measure J Home

Selling a Measure J Home

  • Selling a Measure J Home
  • Measure J Resale Price - For a current value estimate on your Measure J home,  contact the Housing Division at 454-2332 or email housingprogramsinfo@santacruzcountyca.gov
  • Fee Schedule (Fees listed under the Planning Department / Housing)

Refinancing a Measure J Home

Renting a Measure J Home