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

Health Promotion Practice

Year: 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a devastating impact on global health. In the United States and abroad, there is concern for how the novel coronavirus will affect vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness. Individuals who lack stable housing are … Continue reading


Homelessness and Employment

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2020

Unemployment is a prominent factor in the persistence of homelessness across the country. In Los Angeles County, 46% of unsheltered adults cited unemployment or a financial reason as a primary reason why they are homeless (LAHSA, 2019a). Researchers  have estimated … Continue reading


Health Service Utilization and Costs at the Outset of a Permanent Supportive Housing Program

RAND Corporation

Year: 2020

Homelessness is a pervasive public health problem in the United States—affecting more than half a million individuals on any given night. Recently, state Medicaid expansion and movement away from fee-for-service payment models have fostered an increased interest in supportive housing … Continue reading


COVID-19 Housing Policy Response

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2020

In the first few months of 2020, COVID-19 has led to unprecedented loss of life and economic shutdowns in the United States and around the world. More than 36 million Americans have lost their jobs and have filed for unemployment … Continue reading


Young, Black, successful, and homeless: examining the unique academic challenges of Black students who experienced homelessness

Journal of Children and Poverty

Year: 2020

Youth homelessness is a growing crisis impacting urban high schools across the United States. Black youth, in particular, are disproportionately affected. While the McKinney -Vento Homeless Assistance Act is designed to provide educational access to students experiencing homelessness, the extent … Continue reading


Interventions for youth homelessness: A systematic review of effectiveness studies

Children and Youth Services Review

Year: 2020

This systematic review synthesizes effectiveness evidence on interventions to prevent and address youth homelessness. It was conducted primarily for a United States policy and practice audience but involved an international synthesis of evidence. Policy and community interventions to prevent and … Continue reading


Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2020

Homelessness and interaction with the criminal justice system are intimately connected. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s (LAHSA) 2019 Adult Demographic Survey, 64% of adults experiencing homelessness who are unsheltered in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA … Continue reading


Not All Housing Is Created Equal: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Well-Being of Adults in Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles County

Rand Corporation

Year: 2020

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is part of a national strategy in the United States to tackle homelessness, but more research is needed to understand how aspects of PSH program implementation support or hinder participants’ transition into housing.  This dissertation used … Continue reading


The power divide: Mobile communication in Los Angeles’ Skid Row

Mobile Media & Communication

Year: 2020

This study explores mobile phone use among people experiencing homelessness in downtown Los Angeles. It explores usage patterns and connectivity challenges, and how these affect access to social services as well as opportunities for information seeking, skills building, and social … Continue reading



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