Paul Webster, Founder & Director of Hope Street Coalition
Capturing the High Ground: How Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Addiction Policy Reform Can Sustain a Republican Majority
Paul Webster is the founder and director of Hope Street Coalition, a public policy advocacy organization focusing on homelessness, mental illness and addiction, and poverty.
Paul is a native Southern Californian, the son of a career naval officer, with a degree from Long Beach State and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Paul worked in the U.S. House of Representative for Steve Largent, Tom Coburn, both from Oklahoma, John Hostettler from Indiana, and Dave Weldon from Florida. He left DC to return to San Diego where he worked for Assembly Member and Senator Mark Wyland, and was the Vice President of Public Policy at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He worked for Solutions for Change, a homelessness program for families which required sobriety, workforce training, and accountability and through his work on homelessness policy, was recruited by the Trump Administration as a senior policy advisor to HUD Secretary Ben Carson working out of the LA Field Office on Los Angeles Street.
After his service at HUD, Paul formed Hope Street Coalition to change policy, save lives, and improve communities. He lives in Vista, the city with the largest number of craft breweries per capita, is an avid do-it-yourselfer, and plays disc golf.
Come hear how policy changes can make a difference in homelessness, mental illness, addiction and poverty.