Research Catalogue

The HPRI Research Catalogue includes current research conducted by HPRI as well as HPRI members from partner institutions. Search by topic, research type, author, or title to review specific works.

Estimated Revenue of the Nonprofit Homeless Shelter “Industry” in the United States: Implications for a More Comprehensive Approach to Unmet Shelter Demand

Housing Policy Debate

Year: 2021

This study merged data from the 2015 Housing Inventory Count, a list of temporary housing programs serving homeless persons nationally, and the Internal Revenue Service Form 990 tax filings for nonprofit organizations that same year. Matching records were used to … Continue reading


Addressing Disaster Vulnerability among Homeless Populations during COVID-19

The National Academies Press

Year: 2021

Reducing disaster vulnerability for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic requires adapting existing preparedness guidance to an evolving situation. This rapid expert consultation reviews research on disaster vulnerability, homelessness, the COVID-19 pandemic, and intersecting hazards and disasters. It includes … Continue reading


Inflection Points in Community-Level Homeless Rates

The Annals of Applied Statistics

Year: 2021

Statistical models of community-level homeless rates typically assume a linear relationship to covariates. This linear model assumption precludes the possibility of inflection points in homeless rates—thresholds in quantifiable metrics of a community that, once breached, are associated with large increases … Continue reading


Article Understanding Low-Income Hispanic Housing Challenges and the Use of Housing and Homelessness Assistance

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

Year: 2021

Many Hispanic households in the United States face poor housing conditions, high rent burdens, overcrowding, and—in some communities—high rates of homelessness. At the same time, awareness is growing that Hispanics are often underrepresented in housing and homelessness assistance programs relative … Continue reading


Social Investment in Ending Homelessness

European Journal of Homelessness

Year: 2021

Throughout the world, homelessness is recognised as a grand challenge (Padgett et al., 2016). As such, innovations in policy and practice are required to address that challenge. To that end, social investment from both the public and philanthropic sectors have … Continue reading


Development of a Homelessness Risk Screening Tool for Emergency Department Patients

Health Services Research

Year: 2021

Objective: To develop a screening tool to identify emergency department (ED) patients at risk of entering a homeless shelter, which could inform targeting of interventions to prevent future homelessness episodes. Data sources: Linked data from (1) ED patient baseline questionnaires … Continue reading



Inequity in the Permanent Supportive Housing System in Los Angeles: Scale, Scope and Reasons for Black Residents’ Returns to Homelessness

California Policy Lab

Year: 2021

In Los Angeles County, Black people represent 9% of the general population yet comprise 40% of the homeless population. In its 2018 groundbreaking report, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Ad Hoc Committee on Black People with Lived Experience of Homelessness … Continue reading


Locked Out Unemployment and Homelessness in the COVID Economy

Economic Roundtable

Year: 2021

COVID-driven loss of jobs and employment income will cause the number of homeless workers to increase each year through 2023. Without large-scale, government employment programs the Pandemic Recession is projected to cause twice as much homelessness as the 2008 Great … Continue reading



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