Homelessness is a Housing Problem
What drives the prevalence of homelessness in any given city? Mental illness, drug use, poverty, weather and public assistance often come to mind. Author Gregg Colburn will join us to examine these conventional beliefs with a research-based approach. His book, “Homelessness is a Housing Problem,” offers a more convincing explanation: housing market conditions, such as the cost and availability of rental housing. As part of his remarks, Colburn will apply the findings from his book to the unique context of Wichita.
Everyone from community stakeholders to nonprofit executive directors is invited to attend the Impact ICT – Continuum of Care Annual Meeting to learn how we can use Gregg’s insights to strengthen our work to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.
Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
Kansas Leadership Center, 325 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita
8 – 8:30 a.m.: Check-In, Breakfast and Networking
Breakfast sponsored by HumanKind Ministries.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Program, featuring author Gregg Colburn
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Break
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.: Q & A with Gregg
10:15 a.m.: Closing Remarks