b'Catalyzing Collaborative Research toEnd Homelessness Through a Collective Impact Framework EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is a partnership between the USC Price Center for Social Innovation and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Home For Good initiative, whose purpose is to convene researchers and policymakers to help design and coordinate timely, relevant, and actionable research to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. The Price Center led the development of HPRI to create a place for researchers within the Home For Good Initiatives broader collective impact model, which also includes funders, policymakers and service providers.This brief will describe how HPRIs goals, work, and organizational structure align closely with the key components of the collective impact framework, as outlined by Kania & Kramer (2011). It will also highlight several lessons learned from the successes and challenges that HPRI has experienced while working within this framework. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The wide range of partners that make up HPRIs Established in 2017 with a leadership gift from the Conradresearch committee are indicative of the collaborative N. Hilton Foundation and support from the Unitedapproach that guides the Institutes work. The research Way of Greater Los Angeles Home For Good Funderscommittee includes highly regarded researchers and Collaborative, HPRI is a county-wide effort that comprisespolicymakers from public and private institutions such as over 30 scholars and policymakers convening andUSC, UCLA, Corporation for Supportive Housing, RAND collaborating on research to end homelessness in LosCorporation, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Angeles County. HPRIs four primary activities are:(LAHSA), Abt Associates, Economic Roundtable, and 1) fostering collaboration and coordination amongothers. While the collaborative has an explicit focus on Los researchers focused on homelessness in Los Angeles, it also draws in expertise from national partners Angeles County whose work has relevance to the Los Angeles area. HPRI is situated within Home For Goods collective 2) sharing current and upcoming research with impact framework and acts as the research partner of policymakers and community partners the initiative. As defined by Kania & Kramer (2011) in the 3) conducting rapid-response policy research requested Stanford Social Innovation Review, collective impact refersby local partners to the commitment of a group of important actors from 4) providing research consultation and technicaldifferent sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific assistance social problem (p. 2).1'