UCSC faculty pass housing resolution

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UCSC faculty pass housing resolution

The Academic Senate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, announced June 14, that an affordable housing resolution drafted by faculty members was passed. The resolution, proposed by the Committee on Faculty Welfare on May 20, requires that the university creates a concrete short, mid and long-term affordable housing plan for its faculty and staff. The Senate Resolution to Mitigate UCSC’s Housing Crisis passed with a majority vote, 151 to 5. Three members abstained. According to the resolution, home prices in Santa Cruz County have increased by 57%, bringing the median home price to $1,450,000. The median cost of a condominium is $725,000, and the average price of a one bedroom apartment is $3,080 per month.”The housing crisis is a crisis that cannot be ignored and continues to worsen. Yet UCSC has not made the issue a priority. This crisis has direct and negative effects on the quality of our campus, our ability to carry out our institutional mission, and accessibility to education for students. It is also sure to hinder well-intentioned efforts to embolden diversity, equity, and inclusion at UCSC now and in the future. We cannot continue to ignore the issue, or fail to move forward with appropriate and immediate remediations,” the resolution reads.

The Academic Senate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, announced June 14, that an affordable housing resolution drafted by faculty members was passed.

The resolution, proposed by the Committee on Faculty Welfare on May 20, requires that the university creates a concrete short, mid and long-term affordable housing plan for its faculty and staff.

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The Senate Resolution to Mitigate UCSC’s Housing Crisis passed with a majority vote, 151 to 5. Three members abstained.

According to the resolution, home prices in Santa Cruz County have increased by 57%, bringing the median home price to $1,450,000. The median cost of a condominium is $725,000, and the average price of a one bedroom apartment is $3,080 per month.

“The housing crisis is a crisis that cannot be ignored and continues to worsen. Yet UCSC has not made the issue a priority. This crisis has direct and negative effects on the quality of our campus, our ability to carry out our institutional mission, and accessibility to education for students. It is also sure to hinder well-intentioned efforts to embolden diversity, equity, and inclusion at UCSC now and in the future. We cannot continue to ignore the issue, or fail to move forward with appropriate and immediate remediations,” the resolution reads.

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