Homelessness Policy Research Institute

The Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) convenes researchers and policymakers to help design and coordinate timely, relevant, and actionable research to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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New Report: Employment Among LA County Residents Experiencing Homelessness

STATE OF HOMELESSNESS IN CALIFORNIA FACT SHEET. There is no one size fits all solution to ending homelessness. California’s homelessness crisis is vast and complex, requiring systems and individual level interventions to house the most vulnerable Californians.

On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) hosted a Research Symposium that convened researchers, policymakers and providers to learn about and discuss current research and practice in accelerating the development of permanent supportive housing. The program included a research presentation and a panel of developers, researchers, and policymakers who discussed current opportunities and challenges within the field.

NEW RESEARCH: Permanent supportive housing (PSH) has emerged as a cost effective and impactful housing intervention for people experiencing chronic homelessness, which the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines as an individual with a substance use disorder and/or a mental or physical disability who has been homeless for at least a year. This literature review provides an overview of the financing mechanisms that municipalities generally use to build PSH and highlights emerging innovative strategies for developing PSH that reduce construction costs and speed up project timelines.

NEW RESEARCH: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the population experiencing homelessness in the United States. This literature review documents current research about the scope, underlying causes, and unique characteristics of LGBTQ youth homelessness in Los Angeles.

USC Price Center and HPRI Director Dr. Gary Painter testified on June 19th, 2019 before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee of the California State Senate regarding AB 891’s Safe Parking Program. Watch his opening statement and full conversation.

 

HOMELESSNESS POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Established with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is a county-wide effort that includes over 30 scholars and policymakers coming together to convene and collaborate on research to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.  HPRI focuses on four primary activities:

  • Foster collaboration and coordination among researchers focused on homelessness in the Los Angeles region.
  • Share current and upcoming research with policymakers and community partners to inform on-the-ground work.
  • Conduct rapid-response policy research to inform policy and program design.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating requests for proposals for homelessness research relevant to Los Angeles

HPRI is proud to operate in conjunction with USC’s Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness, which seeks to expand university resources to fight homelessness in Los Angeles County.


About HPRI

Established with a leadership gift from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and support from the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is a county-wide effort that includes over 30 scholars and policymakers coming together to convene and collaborate on research to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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HPRI Research

Through its commitment to sharing and disseminating high-impact, actionable research relevant to homelessness in Los Angeles County, HPRI curates and organizes the newest research relevant to homelessness policies and programs in Los Angeles County.

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HPRI Activities

HPRI conducts a wide range of rapid-response policy research requested by local partners and provides assistance in developing RFPs for homelessness research relevant to Los Angeles County.

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HPRI Partners

HPRI research committee partners include highly regarded researchers from a variety of public and private institutions, including: USC, UCLA, Corporation for Supportive Housing, RAND Corporation, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Abt Associates, Economic Roundtable, and others.

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HPRI is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation