The USC Price Center for Social Innovation develops ideas and illuminates strategies to improve the quality of life for people in low-income, urban communities.


Building Safety In Los Angeles: A Policy Agenda For Local Health and Safer Communities

This report aims to assist jurisdictions trying to reimagine public safety through focusing on key policy areas, and applies policy frameworks to present day Los Angeles.

Accelerating Employment Retention Strategies for the Precariously Housed

The USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation partnered with LeadersUp, a national nonprofit organization committed to bridging the divide to create an inclusive, antiracist economy, to launch the Accelerating Employment Strategies for the Precariously Housed project.

Can a focus on co-created, strengths-based services facilitate early-stage innovation within social impact bonds?

While many commentators recognize the potential for Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to encourage innovation, empirical evidence is less clear cut. We argue that for SIBs to realize…

Are SIB's an Innovation in Finance or Do They Help Finance Social Innovation?

This paper evaluates whether the SIB approach aligns with the theoretical predictions of social innovation.


Amid budget concerns, Newsom pulls back funding increase for foster care advocate program

Biden proposes eliminating real estate investor tax break, while Republicans discuss cuts to housing programs

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