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.

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Serious Mental Illness among People who are Unsheltered in Los Angeles

California Policy Lab

Year: 2022

To better understand the prevalence of psychotic spectrum disorders (“PSD”) among those who are unsheltered, the California Policy Lab (CPL) linked homeless outreach service records found in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s (LAHSA) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to … Continue reading

Supportive Housing for Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals With Criminal Justice Histories: Challenges and Opportunities Identified by Providers and Clients

RAND Corporation

Year: 2022

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals experience high rates of homelessness and criminal justice system involvement, underscoring the need for supportive housing services. To explore the service needs of this population, we interviewed providers (n = 11) and clients (n = 10) from eight … Continue reading

Evaluation & Best Practices For Village Model

Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative

Year: 2022

The village model is an increasingly popular form of alternative shelter being explored by organizations, activists, and municipalities around the country. Portland’s Dignity Village is the country’s first and longest running village, serving as a touchstone for community dialogue in … Continue reading

Portland Street Response Program Evaluation

Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative

Year: 2022

The “village” model has emerged as an alternative approach to sheltering houseless community members. The model can be implemented quickly, uses underutilized land, and offers spaces for empowerment, healing, and community. Cities around the country are increasingly using the village … Continue reading

Recent Trends Among the Unsheltered in Three Los Angeles Neighborhoods: An Interim Report on the Los Angeles Longitudinal Enumeration and Demographic Survey (LA LEADS) Project

Rand Corporation

Year: 2022

Homelessness is viewed by many as the most serious problem facing Los Angeles. Since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, there has been increased policy activity related to unsheltered homelessness. This has coincided with a lack of accurate … Continue reading

Investigating Housing Models For Accelerating PSH Production

Abt Associates

Year: 2022

In collaboration with the United Way’s 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 analyzing the Los Angeles community’s efforts for funding new, … Continue reading

Homeless Outreach: The Los Angeles County Context

Year: 2022

According to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are 66,436 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, 72% of whom are unsheltered. The rate of unsheltered homelessness in Los Angeles County is among the highest in the nation, … Continue reading

Homelessness Services Worker Retention Strategies

Year: 2022

Hiring and retaining workers in the homeless services sector is crucial to solving the homelessness crisis. However, this sector has high turnover rates and vacancies; the average job tenure is less than two years, and these vacancies lead to high … Continue reading

Quantifying Doubled-Up Homelessness: Presenting a New Measure Using U.S. Census Microdata

Housing Policy Debate

Year: 2022

Some definitions of homelessness include doubling up—living with others because of economic hardship or housing loss. Doubling up can have negative consequences that should be addressed, but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s methods for enumerating homelessness exclude … Continue reading

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