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.

Mobilizing a Community-Academic Partnership to Provide DIY Handwashing Stations to Skid Row Residents During COVID-19

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

People experiencing homelessness are disproportionately more likely to have pre-existing health conditions and lack access to sanitary practices, such as handwashing, than housed people. These disparities make people experiencing homelessness more vulnerable to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Los Angeles’s Skid Row … Continue reading


Preventing Homelessness: Evidence-Based Methods to Screen Adults and Families at Risk of Homelessness in Los Angeles

California Policy Lab

Year: 2021

The overall homeless population in Los Angeles County continues to grow as inflows into homelessness outpace exits to housing. The key to preventing homelessness is to ensure scarce prevention resources are going to people who will become homeless without those … Continue reading


The relationship between quality of housing and quality of life: evidence from permanent supportive housing

Housing and Society

Year: 2021

State Medicaid expansion, coupled with financial incentives from alternative payment models, have fostered an increase in housing programs supported and implemented by hospitals and health systems. Permanent supportive housing (PSH) can improve patients’ health, quality of life (QOL) and wellbeing, … Continue reading


Do transitions in and out of homelessness relate to mental health episodes? A longitudinal analysis in an extremely disadvantaged population

Social Science & Medicine

Year: 2021

This paper studies the association between homelessness and mental health episodes focusing on episodes of depression, anxiety and other conditions (bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Using panel data from the Australian Journeys Home survey, we investigate the … Continue reading


Safe Parking: Insights from a Review of National Programs

Center For Homeless Inquiries

Year: 2021

Safe parking programs are designed to provide a safe place for people sheltering in their vehicles to park without risk of a citation. Safe parking programs offer several on-site services, including restrooms, handwashing stations, charging stations, and case management services. … Continue reading



Cash Payments to People Experiencing Homelessness

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

Emerging studies have shown that unrestricted cash-transfer programs can effectively prevent homelessness and save more money than they cost. Cash transfer programs can be one-time payments to help avert a potential crisis and stabilize families or individuals or longer-term income … Continue reading


Foster Youth and Homelessness

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

The goal of the foster care system in the United States is to place these children in a situation of permanency, either with their own family or with an adoptive family (Children’s Bureau, 2020) (Papovich, 2020). While most of the … Continue reading


Skid Row Power Now! A Participatory Co-design Project to Power up Digital Devices in Skid Row

10th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

Year: 2021

This case study describes the co-design of Charge ‘n Chill, a charging cart serving houseless residents of Skid Row. This project brought together community activists, Skid Row residents, and university researchers over the course of an 8-week intensive codesign workshop … Continue reading


Investigating Housing Models for Accelerating PSH Production: Year 1 Report

Abt Associates

Year: 2021

In collaboration with United Way and with philanthropic support from several funding members of the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, the University of Southern California’s Homeless Policy Research Institute contracted with Abt Associates and VIVA Consulting to conduct an evaluation … Continue reading


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