Housing Instability

Housing stability is one of the most critical policy issues of our time, and traditional policy levers have failed to catalyze the change needed to provide safe, affordable housing for all populations. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to improve housing stability through a community-driven process of piloting and testing new practices, bringing them to scale, and ultimately diffusing those practices into systems change.

This study explores mobile phone use among people experiencing homelessness in downtown Los Angeles.

The USC Equity Research Institute collaborates to report on LA's systemic racism and its impact during the pandemic.

Increasing rent prices have left many families struggling to make ends meet, fearing homelessness or displacement.

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The Power Divide: Mobile Communication in Los Angeles’ Skid Row

Mobile Media & Communication

Year: 2020

This study explores mobile phone use among people experiencing homelessness in downtown Los Angeles. It explores usage patterns and connectivity challenges, and how these affect access to social services as well as opportunities for information seeking, skills building, and social … Continue reading


No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles

USC Equity Research Institute (ERI): Data and Analysis to Power Social Change

Year: 2020

Prior to the stay-at-home public health directive, civic boosters promoted Los Angeles as a metropolis that was confronting its problems and making progress. Local and state governments enjoyed budget surpluses, unprecedented investments were committed by Angelenos to respond to homelessness, … Continue reading


Full Report: The Pervasive Impacts of Rent Increases in City Heights

Year: 2020

Increasing rent prices have left many families struggling to make ends meet, fearing homelessness or displacement. City Heights, like many other neighborhoods in Southern California, faces a critical moment to address this important issue. To understand the impacts of increasing … Continue reading


Los impactos generalizados por los aumentos de la renta en City Heights

USC Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2020

Increasing rent prices have left many families struggling to make ends meet, fearing homelessness or displacement. City Heights, like many other neighborhoods in Southern California, faces a critical moment to address this important issue. To understand how residents are coping … Continue reading


Brief: The Pervasive Impacts of Rent Burden in City Heights

USC Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2019

Increasing rent prices have left many families struggling to make ends meet, fearing homelessness or displacement. City Heights, like many other neighborhoods in Southern California, faces a critical moment to address this important issue. To understand how residents are coping … Continue reading


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