Interactive Platform

Developed by Abt Associates, Inc.

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Abt Associates began an evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s five-year Chronic Homelessness Initiative in September 2011, with the goal of answering the overarching question: “Is the Chronic Homelessness Initiative an effective strategy to end and prevent chronic homelessness in Los Angeles (LA) County?” The Foundation’s program strategy for Phase II of the Chronic Homelessness Initiative defines goals in four areas that the Foundation believes are drivers to reducing chronic homelessness—political will, scaling up resources, a countywide prioritization system, and an understanding of inflow. These areas need to work together, as they are dependent on each other, in order for the community and the Foundation to reach our shared goal of ending chronic homelessness. The Foundation’s actions are increasingly intertwined with those of the broader community. In view of such close collaboration, the evaluation critically examines countywide progress in ending chronic homelessness, as well as the Foundation’s direct and indirect contributions toward shared goals.

In 2016, the Foundation affirmed its commitment to the goal of ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles for a second five-year phase (2016-2020). This year’s report, the third report of Phase II, highlights and evaluates community and Foundation activities during 2018. The interactive platform highlights key achievements and lessons learned from specific efforts of the Foundation and its partners.