Understanding Homelessness


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Airs at: Fri, 06/03/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm

Airs at: Fri, 06/17/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Understanding Homelessness is a show that illuminates the underlying causes of homelessness, explains systems that perpetuate it, explores innovative solutions, and shares stories from those with lived experiences.

Portland State University Associate Professor Dr. Marisa Zapata talks with experts, including those with lived experience, on how to better understand and address homelessness.

Dr. Zapata is the director of Portland State’s Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative, which brings together expertise and skills from across Portland State University and the country to collaborate with people experiencing homelessness, advocates, service providers, leaders, and other stakeholders.

The center’s goal is to reduce homelessness and its negative impact on individuals, families and communities with an emphasis on communities of color through solutions-oriented research and evidence-based science.



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Racial inequity in permanent supportive housing

Airs at: Fri, 05/20/2022 at 11:00am - Fri, 05/27/2022 at 12:00pm
  Understaning Homelessness talks with Dr. Norweeta Milburn and Earl Edwards from UCLA share their recent study co-authored with California Policy Lab colleagues Dean Obermark and Janey Roundtree: Inequity in the Permanent Supportive Housing System in Los Angeles: Scale, S... Read more

Understanding Homelessness on 05/20/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/20/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Beyond the headlines and soundbites

Airs at: Fri, 05/06/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Part one: Beyond the headlines and soundbites Let’s clear away some of the rhetoric about homelessnes and identify the key questions that frame this discussion. Dr. Marisa Zapata, director of PSU’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, talks about the question she ... Read more