“Homelessness Is a Housing Problem” with Gregg Colburn

The Community Library

In their book "Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns," Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern seek to explain the substantial regional variation in rates of homelessness in cities across the United States. In a departure from many analytical approaches, Colburn and Aldern shift their focus from the individual experiencing homelessness to the metropolitan area. Using accessible statistical analysis, they test a range of conventional beliefs about what drives the prevalence of homelessness in a given city—including mental illness, drug use, poverty, weather, generosity of public assistance, and low-income mobility—and find that none explain the regional variation observed across the country. Instead, housing market conditions, such as the cost and availability of rental housing, offer a far more convincing account. With rigor and clarity, "Homelessness Is a Housing Problem" explores U.S. cities' diverse experiences with housing precarity and offers policy solutions for unique regional contexts. In partnership with the City of Ketchum, Blaine County Housing Authority, and Spur Community Foundation. Gregg Colburn is an Associate Professor in the Runstad Department of Real Estate in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He publishes research on topics related to housing and homelessness and is ...


Ketchum Coffee Talks presented by The Chamber

Silver Creek Outfitters

The City of Ketchum's next Coffee Talk will take place at Silver Creek Outfitters on Tuesday June 4th from 9-10 am. We hope to see you there. About Coffee Talks: Coffee Talks are offered the 1st Tuesday morning of each month. Subjects vary: Ketchum Main Street Project, Parking, keeping business healthy during development and more. Free and open to everyone Coffee and treats will be provided For more information contact The Chamber at 208-788-3484 or info@valleychamber.org

Event Series Ketch’em Alive

Ketch’em Alive

Forest Service Park

Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30p.m at Forest Service Park! Get your boogie on! Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and live music. Schedule: 6/18/2024 Side Hustle 6/25/2024 Darci Carlson 7/2/2024 Asymptomatics 7/9/2024 Tom Conneely and the Birds of Paradise 7/16/2024 Macey Gard Band 7/23/2024 Quinn DeVeux 7/30/2024 TBD 8/6/2024 Pisten Bullys

Event Series Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park

Rotary Park

Experience live jazz performances at "Jazz In The Park" free concerts in Ketchum’s Rotary Park on Warm Springs Road across from YMCA, Sundays 6 to 8pm, June 23 - July 28, 2024 Bring your low back chairs and picnics! Schedule of headliners coming soon.  

The Big Hitch Parade


Since 1958, the City of Ketchum has been commemorating its mining heritage with an impressive non-motorized parade, which has grown to become the largest of its kind in the western region. It's a perfect opportunity to spend a delightful day with your entire family. The renowned Big Hitch Parade kicks off on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Big Hitch Parade showcases an array of exquisite buggies, carriages, carts, and stagecoaches, all exemplifying exceptional craftsmanship. Parade route: The procession commences at 1 p.m., embarking from Sun Valley Road and gracefully winding its way north on Main Street. The grand spectacle of the event, as it has always been, will be the awe-inspiring "Big Hitch." This special attraction features historic Lewis Ore Wagons, magnificently pulled by a remarkable 20-mule team all the way from Bishop, CA, skillfully maneuvering them through a jerkline formation. Don't miss this splendid occasion to witness the rich history and marvel at the captivating sights of the Big Hitch Parade. Reserve seats HERE See parade route and street closure HERE After the Parade - Wagon Days Street Party directly following the passing of the Big Hitch down Main Street, pop over to Ketchum Town Square for the Wagon ...

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