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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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

Digital Health Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness

Center for Community Health and Evaluation

Year: 2023

This report presents the preliminary findings of an independent evaluation of Samaritan, a digital health intervention designed to assist people experiencing homelessness (PEH) in gaining the social and financial support they need to reach their goals. California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF), … Continue reading

Unconditional Cash Transfers Reduce Homelessness


Year: 2023

Homelessness is an economic and social crisis. In a cluster-randomized controlled trial, we address a core cause of homelessness—lack of money—by providing a one-time unconditional cash transfer of CAD$7,500 to each of 50 individuals experiencing homelessness, with another 65 as … 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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