After earning a Master's Degree in Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, Ethan led a local campaign to ensure that affordable housing is developed as a part of all new communities in Sacramento.
work explored the intersections of local land use policies and their impact on housing opportunities for homeless and low income families.
As a German Chancellor Fellow, Ethan worked with direct service organizations and policy groups to understand and compare varying perspectives and service approaches to homelessness.
The project included an investigative stage to explore the German understanding of homelessness, direct work with homeless individuals and families, and a comparative policy analysis of homelessness for publication in the journal of the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Wohnungslosenhilfe e.V.
Ethan is now pursuing a PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Davis. www.ethanjevans.com (6/26/09)