No Place Like Home 2018

UC Santa Cruz's third annual No Place Like Home event took place on October 18, 2018 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Sociology Professors and project founders Steve McKay and Miriam Greenberg, as well as  students who contributed to the research conducted this past summer, shared findings from their new study on housing issues faced by those who work for and serve the Santa Cruz community. The event also highlighted new housing policy tools available on the No Place Like Home website and featured a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis. Various community and on-campus organizations that work on issues such as affordable and alternative housing, voter registration, housing justice, homeless and tenants rights were present to share about their efforts with attendees.

Student Presenters: 

Jocelyne Alvarez, Sociology ‘19
Josue Perez-Hernandez, Sociology ‘20
Jeff Hao, Sociology ‘19
Bradley Jin, Sociology & Feminist Studies, ‘19


Cheryl Williams, Senior Clerk to the Santa Cruz County Assessment Appeals Board and SEIU member
Matt Nathanson, Vice President, SEIU Local 521 Region 2 
Jack Jacobson, retired, current landlord, former Attorney and founder of Santa Cruz County Legal Clinic  
Diana Alfaro, Project Manager MidPen Housing Corporation; Housing Advocacy Network of Santa Cruz County 
Nicole Montojo, Housing Research Analyst, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley 
Dean Preston, Founder and Executive Director, Tenants Together

Photos by Lian Utsumi.

  • Event entrance
  • Banner: This is a crisis, pick a side
  • Food Systems Working Group and United Nations Association
  • Opening
  • Banner: Santa Cruz for Housing Justice
  • Dean Katharyne Mitchell
  • Sociology Professor Steve McKay
  • Student speaker
  • Second student speaker
  • Third student speaker
  • Panel discussion
  • Tabling
  • Attendees
  • Attendees
  • Attendees
  • Attendees
  • Groups tabling
  • Satirical housing advertisement
  • Satirical housing advertisement