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Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness

Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
UCLA NPI Auditorium CHS C8-183
720 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Dennis P. Culhane, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
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UCLA & Homelessness: See. Study. Solve May 21-24, 2018

Speaker Dennis Culhane, PhD

"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." Hosted by Dean Jody Heymann.

When: Monday, May 21, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: UCLA NPI Auditorium CHS C8-183, 720 Westwood Plaza

To RSVP for this event, click here. *Please note this is the first of many events happening on campus this week that are part of "UCLA & Homelessness: See. Study. Solve."  

NOTE: This initiative has received generous support from the UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross Campus Affairs, and is co-sponsored by the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and California Policy Lab (CPL). It brings together faculty from the Fielding School of Public Health, Luskin School of Public Affairs, College of Letters and Science (Social Sciences and Physical Sciences Divisions), and David Geffen School of Medicine.

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