Dan Treglia is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Faculty Director of Penn’s Program for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics. Dan has dedicated his career to addressing homelessness and other social problems through collaborative and innovative research that engages governments, nonprofits, and people with lived experience.
Over the last 15 years, Dan has led efforts to quantify, understand, and address homelessness, housing instability, and income insufficiency through a career spanning governments, nonprofits, and academia. During the pandemic, he has played an outsized role in addressing COVID-19’s impact on highly vulnerable populations and the systems that serve them. His co-authored report at the pandemic’s outset projected the potential impact on people experiencing homelessness and spurred billions of dollars in federal relief. His subsequent work to assess both the changing scope of homelessness and the new burdens facing social service systems during COVID-19 have guided local and federal policy and practice. In addition, Dan’s work has documented the intersecting challenges of utility insecurity and income insufficiency facing particularly vulnerable households, and his op-ed in The Hill, written in the wake of Texas’s blackouts, highlighted the need to invest in the workforce responsible for maintaining critical infrastructure as the pandemic wanes.
In addition to his appointment at Penn, Dan is a Senior Research Fellow with United for ALICE, a United Way of Northern New Jersey program documenting income insufficiency, and he is a Visiting Scholar with the People’s Emergency Center, a nonprofit shelter provider in Philadelphia. Dan has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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