Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness

"We call homelessness a crisis in LA because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst everyday. Yet the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New LA City and County initiatives promise to meet the challenge of homelessness head-on, but success will depend on the quality of evidence and information informing these investments. UCLA must play a role in this effort, and that begins with learning more about the crisis and the response, and laying out a research agenda.
To galvanize transdisciplinary research and engage our campus with efforts across LA County, UCLA will host Professor Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania from May 21 - 24, 2018.
One of the most influential homelessness scholars, Culhane pioneered use of homeless management information systems (HMIS) and integrated data systems to study homelessness, and generated much of the evidence base that led to permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing policies."
Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness
"Ending homelessness and serving the needs of our most vulnerable individuals and families is possible, but it requires sustained efforts in homeless services, emergency and permanent rehousing and prevention. Culhane will kick off the week by reviewing the situation nationally, including progress and continued challenges. He will also describe the special challenges for cities like LA where a many homeless are unsheltered."

Start date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
Event location: 
UCLA NPI Auditorium CHS C8-183