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.

Defining Homelessness

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

To discuss solutions to reduce and prevent homelessness, researchers, policymakers, and service providers must define the circumstances in which someone is considered homeless. The current definitions of homelessness vary depending on which agency defines the problem. Specifically, homelessness definitions in … Continue reading

Housing Choice Voucher Discrimination

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

The Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) Program, formerly known as Section 8, is the federal government’s most extensive housing subsidy program. Across the country, the program subsidizes the cost of housing for over two-million low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and older … Continue reading

‘They already operated like it was a crisis, because it always has been a crisis’: a qualitative exploration of the response of one homeless service in Scotland to the COVID-19 pandemic

Harm Reduction Journal

Year: 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated unprecedented changes in the way that services are delivered to individuals experiencing homelessness and problem substance use. Protecting those at high risk of infection/transmission, whilst addressing the multiple health and social needs of this group, … Continue reading

Experiences of Being Housed in a London Hotel as part of the ‘Everyone In’ Initiative

National Addiction Centre, King’s College London

Year: 2021

During the spring of 2020, the UK Government implemented a ground-breaking policy initiative (the ‘Everyone In’ initiative) to provide temporary accommodation for everyone experiencing rough sleeping and a range of other forms of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary … Continue reading

Evaluation of the Family Homelessness Systems Initiative: Examining the Effects of Systems Reform on 18-Month Housing Stability and Related Outcomes


Year: 2021

The Family Homelessness Systems Initiative, developed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provided a decade of funding and support to three counties in the Pacific Northwest, beginning in 2009, to reform their homeless housing and service delivery systems for … Continue reading

The Unseen and Unsupported Students in Charter Schools

UCLA Black Male Institute

Year: 2021

Charter schools in Los Angeles County serve over 252,000 students. In the 2018-2019 school year, 4,429 of those students were identified as experiencing homelessness. This brief report offers an analysis of countywide data on charter school students experiencing homelessness.

American Indian and Alaska Native Homelessness

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2021

Los Angeles County has a larger American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) population than any other county in the United States (165,513). The county also sits on the traditional homeland of three AIAN tribes: Fernandeno Tataviam, Tongva, and Chumash. However, the AIAN … Continue reading

Latinx Homelessness in Los Angeles

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2020

Latinx people experiencing homelessness, a rapidly growing population, accounted for 36% of the homeless population in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care in 2019. Due to a unique combination of challenges, including language barriers, culturally rooted stigmas, a lack of … Continue reading

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