Faculty Expert Profile
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Meredith Greif is a sociology professor whose research focuses on the intersection of race, space and housing. She has demonstrated how homelessness and housing insecurity result from and perpetuate racial and economic inequalities. She is currently studying supply-side sources of housing insecurity, including landlords' business practices pertaining to evictions, harassment, property disrepair and discrimination based on race and source of income.
With funding from the 21st Century Cities Initiative she is exploring the viability of large-scale privatization of housing for formerly homeless individuals, and has also examined employment-based models of supportive and transitional housing for people who have been homeless.