UCLA & Homelessness: See. Study. Solve.

Monday, May 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Semel Institute of Neuroscience - Auditorium - Room C8-183

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

Contact

California Center for Population Research (CCPR)
(310) 890-1191
kelletaylor@ucla.edu

Website

https://ccpr.ucla.edu/event/meeting-the-challenge-of-ho...

Additional Information

We call homelessness a crisis in LA because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst everyday. Yet the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff.

New LA City and County initiatives promise to meet the challenge of homelessness head-on, but success will depend on the quality of evidence and information informing these investments. UCLA must play a role in this effort, and that begins with learning more about the crisis and the response, and laying out a research agenda.

To galvanize transdisciplinary research and engage our campus with efforts across LA County, UCLA will host Professor Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania. One of the most influential homelessness scholars, Culhane pioneered use of homeless management information systems (HMIS) and integrated data systems to study homelessness, and generated much of the evidence base that led to permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing policies.