Promising Approaches Support Affordable Housing

Here’s how to fill the regional gap in housing: Use a Community Land Trust Does your community have insufficient affordable housing? Do you want a healthier neighborhood with better civic engagement of residents? Do you need to preserve lower cost housing to address disparities for …

Help Us Champion Housing as a Human Right

It is time to declare that housing is a human right and ensure access to this basic human need for all people.  We know that lack of access to housing reduces life expectancy by an average of 20 years and harms health in multiple ways. It …

Students Make An Impact: Building a South LA COVID-19 Support Network

“I learned about the value of connecting people and organizations with much-needed resources during times of crisis,” reported one student studying towards a master’s degree in preventive medicine and interning with a new south LA project. As the COVID 19 pandemic closed businesses and locked people in their homes …

You can just ask

The homeless need government services, but they also need jackets and socks. Home-cooked leftovers? Nope. NITA LELYVELD I had some questions I needed answered so I went in search of experts, not in nonprofit or government offices but on a dirt slope beside the southbound …

Helping The Homeless

USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.

We Must Address Trauma

It has been noted by researchers and highlighted by the federal government on the SAMHA website, that trauma plays a significant role in the lives of people who become and remain homeless. Many have experienced violence or abuse personally or witnessed it around them in their …

USC Trojan Plans to Offer Showers & First Aid

“I want to be a servant leader”, insists Orion Brutoco, a second-year MSW student at the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work, who is passionate about serving our unhoused neighbors living on the street. “As students, we can help restore both health and …

Resources for the Classroom

Resources for the Classroom We ​encourage ​you to ​consider ​spending ​a ​small ​amount ​of ​time at some point during the semester ​to integrate ​some ​discussion ​of ​homelessness ​into ​the ​course(s) ​you ​teach. While ​homelessness ​is ​simply ​defined ​by ​the ​lack ​of ​stable ​housing, ​the ​causes …