The University of California, Santa Cruz could set precedent across higher education with the proposed building of a new campus housing facility dubbed 'Student Housing West'. There has been little to no investigative reporting about the project and its severe consequences.
For background: UC Santa Cruz is in desperate need of new housing. Our real estate market is the fourth least affordable in the world. Members of our community sleep in their cars and in the forest. Almost every student understands the need for housing. In 2016 the University administration proposed a new ~3000 bed structure, but despite being in the public eye for more than two years, the vast majority of students are still unaware of any details regarding the project.