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LAUSD students experiencing homelessness are everywhere, yet hard to find
Almost a quarter of district schools have homeless rates above 5%, a USC study found, and many homeless students transfer schools frequently.
Research shows ‘safe parking’ programs can help homeless
Dozens of cities have started designating certain parking lots as safe zones for homeless individuals. Based on three recent USC Price students’ research, it’s an effective strategy.
From homelessness to graduation, this Trojan fights on against all odds
Ethan Ward started his postsecondary education in his mid-30s, and even lived in his car for a year to help make his college dreams come true. Now he’s a member of USC’s Class of 2021.
USC’s Street Medicine team delivers COVID-19 vaccines to homeless clients
It’s not easy for people experiencing homelessness to find their way to a vaccination site. That’s why the Street Medicine team is focused on bringing the vaccines to them.
USC students build an orphanage, provide water to the homeless and assist immigrants
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped students in Kamy Akhavan’s class “Doing Good: How to Start and Run a Successful Nonprofit Organization” from bettering the world.
As few as 1 in 10 homeless people vote in elections — here’s why
The lingering idea that a person must have a residence works against homeless people’s ability to vote, a USC Price survey finds.
Does L.A. count its homeless, or make its best guess?
A little of both, it turns out — and that’s OK, says Patricia St. Clair of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. “There is error in every number and it’s really a range,” she says. “For policy decisions I think you want the best numbers you can get, so that’s why we try to make them more precise.”
USC-led research team to help L.A. reduce bias in homelessness services
A $1.5 million grant will allow researchers with the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to investigate ways to reduce racial bias in the housing system.
USC students leave behind a legacy with Trojan Shelter, a haven for homeless college students
Trojan Shelter in Koreatown would become a home that catered to those who had to prioritize tuition over housing. It is entirely run by students — some 60 volunteers — and it isn’t just for Trojans.
Once homeless, USC neuroscience grad uses grit and determination to pursue his dreams
Tenacity and a belief in the power of education helped transfer student Nicholas Chapman build a better life for himself. He wants to become a doctor to give others the same chance.
Why more homeless shelters are welcoming their clients’ pets
Animals provide companionship and a sense of security for people on the streets, says Harmony Rhoades of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She’s studied pet ownership among nearly 400 homeless youth in Los Angeles.
A grassroots network of hand-washing stations helps L.A.’s homeless fight COVID-19
A professor of communication at USC Annenberg and two PhD students describe how the Los Angeles Community Action Network is bringing people together to help the homeless amid a pandemic.
Coronavirus could hit the homeless population hard, which would hit everyone hard
A professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC describes the risk COVID-19 poses to homeless individuals and encourages public health agencies at all levels to respond.
Homelessness summit explores solutions to what voters consider California’s biggest problem
Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson were among the federal, state and local leaders to converge at the USC gathering.
Street medicine grows, along with the homeless population
A four-person team funded by the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds its patients where they live — and treats them there, too.
What’s it like to assist with L.A.’s homeless count? Two USC alums explain
Social work graduates and USC staffers Layan Kaileh and Nicole Wilson describe how they helped conduct the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
Cities can learn from how Los Angeles is starting to address homelessness
Though L.A. is far from sheltering all of its citizens, the director of USC’s Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness believes the city’s recent efforts on are the right track.
USC’s Street Medicine team brings the hospital to the homeless
Staffers spend their days combing the streets of Los Angeles, building rapport with patients and providing the in-person medical care they so desperately need.
Occupational therapists find their place in providing health care for the homeless
USC Chan’s Deborah Pitts has worked to integrate occupational therapists into agencies that help the homeless, and her efforts are opening doors to new opportunities.
USC graduate students gain deeper understanding of homelessness
A semester-long project at USC Annenberg encourages journalism students to challenge misconceptions about the homeless community.
How the ideas of engineers can help the homeless
A provider of homeless services in Los Angeles has an unlikely new partner: the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
$1 million from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation furthers research to end homelessness
The Homelessness Policy Research Institute based at USC Price drives work to end homelessness in Los Angeles County by convening top researchers and policymakers.
Homeless count drops 3 percent in L.A. County since 2016
Funds from two voter-approved measures for services were credited for advancements against the L.A. crisis.
Long Beach to collaborate with USC for research on homeless services
The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department is teaming with the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank, to design technology that will analyze which of its services to help the homeless are most effective.