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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Voices from the Field: Continua of Care Representatives Discuss Strategies and Opportunities for Promoting Equity in Homelessness Services in the United States

Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness

Year: 2024

The current study synthesizes findings from interviews with 14 CoCs representatives (64% female, 71% White) asking how CoCs are addressing local race-based disparities through homelessness services and how HUD can help them in these efforts. Results indicated that HUD’s policy … Continue reading


Beyond the Bias: Realities of Homelessness in California

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Year: 2024

The homelessness crisis in California and throughout the United States is the direct consequence of inadequate housing policy, and yet, homelessness is consistently misrepresented as the result of poor personal decisions made by individuals in extreme poverty. The myths about … Continue reading


Understanding CalAIM Implementation Across California

UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Year: 2024

In January 2022, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and its local partners began the implementation of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). DHCS describes CalAIM as “a long-term commitment to transform Medi-Cal, making the program more equitable, coordinated, … Continue reading


Ending Poverty Summit Summary Report

City of Los Angeles Ending Poverty Summit

Year: 2024

On October 13, 2022, the Los Angeles Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) convened the 2022 Ending Poverty Summit at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities Los Angeles. The Summit expanded upon the first Poverty Summit in 2019, which … Continue reading


The Work behind Work: Combatting Homelessness with Jobs

Economic Roundtable

Year: 2024

The most common reason unhoused individuals give for why they do not have a place of their own to live is unemployment and lack of income. Homelessness, according to those with lived experience, is primarily a problem of income. Building … Continue reading


6th & Berendo Encampment Resolution

The People Concern

Year: 2024

The 6 th and Berendo encampment is located in CD10, in the Koreatown area. The encampment, located next to a church, was blocking driveway access to the church and at times, access to the sidewalk. In April of 2021, SPA … Continue reading



Mobility-Related Barriers to Accessing Homeless Services: Implications for Continuums of Care and Coordinated Entry

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research

Year: 2023

Objective: Geographic mobility, or transience, is relatively common among people experiencing homelessness. However, little is known about whether mobility facilitates or impedes service access. The present research uses a lens of bureaucratic disentitlement and administrative burden to explore the intersection … Continue reading


Deploying Social Innovation Models for Anti-Racist Practices: Lessons from Homelessness Research in Los Angeles

Currents: Journal of Diversity Scholarship for Social Change

Year: 2023

Racism is a primary driver of homelessness (National Alliance for Ending Homelessness, 2019; Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 2018). Across the United States, Black Americans are more likely to experience homelessness than white Americans, and the Los Angeles region is no … Continue reading


Racial Injustice in Homelessness and Housing in the United States

National Homelessness Law Center

Year: 2023

In the United States (“U.S.”), homelessness is deeply intertwined with racism. As such, the criminalization of homelessness is fundamentally a racial issue. Despite only constituting approximately 12% of the general population in the U.S., Black people account for 37% of … Continue reading


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