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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Prof. Painter explained the realities of homelessness and what is being done to combat pressing issues facing the vulnerable population, especially in Los Angeles.

New Report: Employment Among LA County Residents Experiencing Homelessness

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.

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.

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.


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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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 is supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation