Zac Schaffner is a Homeless Programs Specialist at the Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Division of Housing. As a member of the Office of Homeless Initiatives, Schaffner works with local, state, and federal stakeholders to build, promote, and support collaborative approaches that make homelessness rare, brief, and non-reoccurring. Prior to joining DOLA, Schaffner served as the Homeless Initiatives Program Manager in Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s office. Schaffner graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Journalism and Media Studies.