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Center for Homelessness, Housing and Health Equity Research

Center for Homelessness, Housing and Health Equity Research

Mission

The Center for Homelessness, Housing, and Health Equity Research (H3E) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work conducts intervention-focused research and trains homeless service practitioners to promote the discovery and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to reduce homelessness and health disparities.

H3E research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) and philanthropic individuals and organizations including the Hilton Foundation, Google.org and the Epstein Family Foundation. H3E also partners with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to conduct the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count annually, which is the largest unsheltered homeless count in the United States.

In addition to its robust research portfolio, H3E also supports a training program tied to its research including the school's Ending Homelessness Graduate Certificate, and a collaboration across Los Angeles-based social work programs known as the MSW Homeless Services & Supportive Housing Internship Placement Program that is implemented in collaboration with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).