What do we do?
The Center for Homelessness, Housing, and Health Equity Research (H3E) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work conducts research 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 including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Aging. 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.
H3E has ongoing affiliations with other homelessness initiatives including the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness, the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services, the USC Sol Price Homelessness Policy Research Institute, and the USC Homelessness Initiative.
In addition to its robust research portfolio, H3E also supports a training program tied to its research known as the MSW Homeless Services & Supportive Housing Internship Placement Program that is implemented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).