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Equal Access in Watsonville, CA

May is Affordable Housing Month!
Tabasa Gardens

Tabasa Housing Building with Mural

Tabasa Gardens Housing Complex

On May 3, 2024, Eden Housing Introduced Tabasa Gardens: Where Community, Sustainability, and Connectivity Thrive! Nestled along Freedom Boulevard, just a mile from downtown Watsonville, this new apartment community is a beacon of inclusivity, serving residents across all income levels. 

The neighborhood is designed to accommodate individuals or families with incomes ranging from 25 to 50% of the median income in the area, which translates to annual earnings of $28,000 to $56,000 for a household of two people. Half the units have been reserved for farmworkers, and six units for people who’ve been experiencing homelessness.

Additionally, with solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and dedicated bike parking, Tabasa Gardens is Green Point Rated certified.

With a commitment to bridging the digital gap, Cruzio is thrilled to partner with Eden Housing to offer discounted in-unit gigabit WiFi for all. 

We feel proud to be able to contribute. Equal Access is a partnership of Cruzio, local community institutions, and local philanthropists. It’s supported by many of our customers (thank you!) and other local donors who know how important quality internet is to every person. It’s part of treating people with dignity.

Every time we can contribute to the well-being of our community, we are going to try. Each piece may be small, and sometimes we can all feel pretty overwhelmed by the difficulty of curing our local problems. But the only way to tackle big problems is to take the first steps. This housing meets a deep and obvious need. We hope it will prove helpful and we’re delighted to play a part.You can help! Make a donation to the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Equal Access fund. Or just add a small amount to your monthly Cruzio bill, and we will send it to the fund. Equal Access helps seniors and disabled people access health and social services, children get a better shot at online schoolwork, people looking for jobs find opportunities, and much more. Because we add our own contribution, Cruzio can make a small amount of money go a long way.

https://edenhousing.org/properties/tabasa-gardens/