The No Place Like Home Report is the culmination of a three-year mixed-method, multimedia research project with the goal of understanding the affordable housing crisis and its lessons for the region and beyond. Between 2016 and 2018, the research team surveyed tenants, interviewed a range of stakeholders, gathered photographic evidence of housing conditions, and researched historical trends and policy options. This report synthesizes the research in three main areas: the roots of the crisis, its ramifications for different populations and geographies, and potentially impactful political and policy responses.
In addition to the Report, No Place Like Home has generated and contributed to a variety of other research projects and publications.
- Miriam Greenberg, Steve McKay, James Sirigotis, and Thao Le,“No Place Like Home: Affordable Housing in Crisis, Santa Cruz County, CA—Final Report,” UCSC Institute for Social Transformation, August 2021
The Graduate Cost of Attendance and Living [GCOAL] Calculator
- GCOAL Calculator
- John Bowin, Miriam Greenberg, Veronica Hamilton, Steve McKay, Bruce Schumm, Ankit Sharma, Nirvikar Singh, "Report from the Graduate Student Cost of Attendance and Living Calculator Project." UC Santa Cruz Faculty Senate, September 2020.
Community Initiated Student Engaged Research [CISER]
- Miriam Greenberg, Rebecca London, and Steve McKay, “First Publics’ as Knowledge Producers: Integrating Students into Organic Public Sociology” in L. Hossfeld, E. B. Kelly, and C. Hossfeld (eds). The Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology. London and New York: Routledge Press, 2021.
- Miriam Greenberg, Rebecca London, and Steve McKay, “The Vitality of Students for Public Sociology” co-authored with R. London and S. McKay, Contexts: Sociology for the Public, vol. 18, issue 4, 2019: 60.
- Miriam Greenberg, Steve McKay and Rebecca London, “Community-Initiated Student-Engaged Research: Expanding Undergraduate Teaching and Learning through Public Sociology.” Teaching Sociology, vol. 48, 2019: 1-15.
- Miriam Greenberg, “The Progressive Disjuncture on Land Use and Housing: Learning from the Leftmost City.” New Labor Forum, Fall 2021.
- Barbara Ferman, Miriam Greenberg, Steve McKay, and Thao Le, “The Right to the City and to the University: Forging Solidarity Across the Town/Gown Divide.” The Assembly: A Journal for Public Scholarship on Education, issue 3, Spring 2021: 10-34.
Environmental and Health Impacts of the Housing Crisis
- Miriam Greenberg, “Seeking Shelter: How Housing and Urban Exclusion Shape Exurban Disaster” in Sociologica, 15(1), 67–89. 2021