Wed, Jan 25, 2023 from 5:30pm - 7pm

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SAF is pleased to invite Gregg Colburn, Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the University of Washington to share research explored in his book, Homelessness is a Housing Problem (co-written by Clayton Page Aldern) and Daniel Malone, Executive Director of DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center), a recognized leader in our community implementing innovative strategies such as supportive housing to end homelessness.  

Join us as Gregg Colburn dives into the various factors driving the prevalence of homelessness in a given city, and Daniel Malone relates these factors to our city, exploring how Seattle is working to end homelessness. 


Gregg Colburn

Gregg Colburn is an assistant professor of real estate at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. He has published research on housing and homelessness in journals like Urban Studies, Housing Studies, Urban Affairs Review, and Housing Policy Debate and is co-author of Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns (University of California Press, 2022). Gregg holds a PhD and an MSW from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Northwestern University. Prior to academia, he worked as an investment banker and private equity professional. Gregg is a member of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Research Council and co-chair of the University of Washington’s Homelessness Research Initiative. 

Daniel Malone

Daniel Malone is the Executive Director of DESC, a nonprofit organization in Seattle providing survival and crisis services, behavioral healthcare, and permanent supportive housing. Daniel has been at DESC for the past 33 years, serving as Executive Director for the past seven years. A major emphasis of Daniel's work has been designing, implementing, and evaluating programs for adults experiencing chronic homelessness and living with complicated behavioral health disabilities and other conditions. He has provided technical assistance and presentations to groups around the US and Canada and is co-convener of the national Housing First Partners Conference. Daniel holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington. 

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