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PRESS RELEASE: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Grants $1 Million to Further Research-Driven Homelessness Policy

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1 million to continue its support of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI), a county-wide effort to foster collaboration among top researchers and policymakers working to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.

Social Innovators Set Sail

From think-tankers to bankers, from arts leaders to construction managers, a Noah’s Ark of mid-career professionals applied their new-found social innovation skills to solve deeply entrenched regional problems as the USC Price’s Southern California Symposium completed its maiden voyage.

Price Center summit explores innovative solutions to urban housing challenges

The USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation hosted the 2018 Social Innovation Summit: Innovations in Urban Housing on April 27 to identify innovation solutions to the major housing challenges facing urban cities.

Price School celebrates launch of Gary Painter’s book examining ‘Pay for Success’

The USC Price School of Public Policy celebrated Professor Gary Painter’s first published book and commemorated what Dean Jack H. Knott called a “remarkable year” for the USC Price Center for Social Innovation.

Boyle Heights Residents Face Significant Obstacles to Home Ownership

High rates of homeownership, defined as the percentage of housing units occupied by the owner of the unit, are typically associated with important neighborhood benefits and connections that are a key measure of a stable economy

Access to Parks and Green Space

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.

Gary Painter, coauthor, previews new book on social impact of ‘pay-for-success’ initiatives

“Pay for success” has emerged in recent years as an innovative way for governments to fund social-service programs without having to provide up-front funding or compensation for services that don’t achieve the desired outcomes.

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation Launches The Neighborhood Data for Social Change Platform!

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform will provide LA County stakeholders the numbers needed to advocate for a better quality of life within their communities.

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