Transitions to Housing Study
Suzanne Wenzel, Harmony Rhoades, Ben Henwood, and Eric Rice recently conducted a study to understand the changes that homeless adults in Los Angeles experience as they enter and live in permanent supportive housing (PSH). They interviewed 421 homeless adults moving into PSH in LA County about their health, quality of life, safety, social networks and access to services. The goal: to learn how local policies and services available through PSH shape the transition from homelessness to housing.
These findings will inform strategies for reducing health risks and enhancing quality of life for PSH residents, and help housing and social service providers improve this significant life transition.
Suzanne Wenzel, the Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, talks about the Transitions to Housing initiative.