Solving Homelessness: Gregg Colburn
Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Gregg Colburn is the co-author of Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain US Patterns. He's also an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. We discuss the prevalence and variety of homelessness and the big ideas to tackle the housing crisis.
About 5% of the population in the US will experience homelessness at some point in their life. Housing costs and other structural factors drive homelessness. Hence, the easiest path to providing greater support for low-income households would be through an expansion of the federal government’s housing voucher program. In the long run, the best response to this crisis is building much more housing.
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Host: Mila Atmos
Guest: Gregg Colburn
Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham