Addressing Homelessness and Housing Stability in North America

J-PAL North America’s work combating homelessness seeks to expand the base of rigorous evidence on strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness and foster housing stability.

Our work is guided by an academic literature review of the existing evidence, which summarizes lessons from randomized evaluations of homelessness programs and outlines areas for future research. Key findings from the academic paper are summarized in J-PAL's Evidence Review, "Reducing and Preventing Homelessness: Lessons from Randomized Evaluations."

Through our Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator, we support organizations with developing randomized evaluations that expand the base of rigorous evidence on strategies for addressing homelessness. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for pro bono technical assistance from J-PAL’s staff of policy and research experts to develop an evaluation idea, flexible proposal development funding of up to $50,000, and connections with J-PAL’s network of leading academic researchers.

Researchers in J-PAL North America's network who are seeking funding for a randomized evaluation or pilot study related to homelessness or housing stability are encouraged to submit a proposal to one of the Social Policy Research Initiative's requests for proposals (RFPs).

Key Facts

  • Research RFP: Closed
  • Partner RFP: Closed
Open to organizations addressing homelessness and J-PAL affiliated researchers and invited researchers.
For Partners

Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator

Through the Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator, organizations can apply for technical assistance from J-PAL North America staff, flexible funding, and connections with J-PAL’s network of researchers to develop randomized evaluations related to homelessness and housing stability.

Initiative Staff

Laina Sonterblum, Policy and Communications Manager

Bridget Mercier, Policy and Training Manager

Amanda Lee, Senior Research Manager

Anisha Sehgal, Senior Policy Associate

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Current Partners

J-PAL North America seeks to expand the base of rigorous evidence on strategies to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. In pursuit of this goal, the Homelessness and Housing Stability team partners with government agencies and direct service providers in North America.

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