Faculty note: Helpap and Warner present at Housing Summit
Assistant Prof. David Helpap (Public and Environmental Affairs) and Associate Prof. Lora Warner (PEA) presented their research study, “Safe and Stable Housing for Brown County Consumers: Needs and Policy Options” at this Housing Summit sponsored by the United Way and the Brown County Housing and Homeless Coalition, Jan/ 17, 2017. There were about 125 people in attendance. The research investigated the needs of Brown County consumers who were experiencing a mental illness or addiction, were soon planning to exit the county jail, or were participating in a Treatment Court. They examined affordable housing policies and programs being implemented in other states and presented a number of policy options for Brown County to consider implementing here. This study was done by the Center for Public Affairs with a contract with Brown County, and student Ryan Sievert served as research associate. It was released last fall.