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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Collaboration, Public-Private Intermediary Organizations, and the Transformation of Advocacy in the Field of Homeless Services

Ameican Review of Public Administration

Year: 2012

Participation in collaborative advocacy organizations is one of the most common advocacy tactics pursued by nonprofit organizations. However, field-level dynamics and norms around collaboration may be changing with the growth of public-private intermediary organizations. Using a lens that brings together … Continue reading


Project 50: The Cost Effectiveness of the Permanent Supportive Housing Model in the Skid Row Section of Los Angeles County

County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office Service Integration Branch

Year: 2012

The purpose of this report is to provide the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors with information on the cost effectiveness of Project 50, a program created by action of the Board and funded by the County’s Homeless Prevention Initiative … Continue reading


Homeless but Connected: The Role of Heterogeneous Social Network Ties and Social Networking Technology in the Mental Health Outcomes of Street-Living Youth

Community Mental Health Journal

Year: 2011

Although social integration tends to have positive effects on the mental health of housed adolescents, the role of homeless adolescents’ social networks is more ambiguous. Social network data were collected from 136 homeless adolescents in Hollywood, California to examine how … Continue reading



Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents

Prevention Science

Year: 2011

Peer-based prevention programs for homeless youth are complicated by the potential for reinforcing highrisk behaviors among participants. The goal of this study is to understand how homeless youth could be linked to positive peers in prevention programming by understanding where … Continue reading


Crisis Indicator: Triage Tool for Identifying Homeless Adults in Crisis

Economic Roundtable

Year: 2011

The triage tool, or crisis indicator, identifies homeless individuals in hospitals and jails who have continuing crises in their lives that create very high public costs. This redesigned tool is four times more accurate than the earlier screening tool released … Continue reading



Discrimination and Mental Health Problems Among Homeless Minority Young People

Public Health Reports

Year: 2010

Objective. We examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. Methods. We assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents (n5254) in Los Angeles, California, with measures of perceived discrimination and racial/ ethnic identification. … Continue reading


Costs Associated with First-Time Homelessness for Families and Individuals

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs

Year: 2010

This study examines costs associated with the use of homeless and mainstream service delivery systems by families and individuals experiencing homelessness for the first time in six study communities. Assigning costs to public programs is a first step toward developing … Continue reading



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