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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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



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


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