Ending chronic homelessness

People experiencing chronic homelessness are among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society, often requiring a disproportionate and costly amount of public health and safety services. A wide body of research shows that permanent supportive housing is the best, most cost-effective solution. In partnership with the public, philanthropic, nonprofit, and private sector stakeholders at work on this urgent issue, we aim to eliminate chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

Our News

An update on the fight to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has been committed to homelessness issues for more than 20 years, supporting innovative programs, research, and systems change.


Corporation for Supportive Housing

To catalyze the development of permanent supportive housing.

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External Resources

We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:

  • Partner

    Home For Good

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation supports the efforts of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and its leadership of the Home For Good initiative, which includes a countywide partnership to create a cost-effective and efficient system that is designed to end homelessness rather than simply manage it.

  • Partner

    Funders Together to End Homelessness – Los Angeles

    This network seeks to end homelessness by: investing in effective, strategic, and innovative grantmaking; mobilizing leadership, ideas, and partnerships to communicate what works, and why; promoting more efficient use of local, state, and national resources

  • Partner

    Speak Up!

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has supported the efforts of CSH to catalyze the development of permanent supportive housing for over 20 years and its recent efforts to provide the tools and training to formerly homeless people to help empower them to tell their stories.

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  • Report

    Coordinated Entry System

    May 2015

    The original goals for the Los Angeles CES implementation discussed in this report were “enriching community collaboration and capacity around placement of highly acute chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing through a coordinated process of assessment, outreach, housing navigation, placement, and retention support.”

  • Report

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative

    October 2014

    The evaluation is designed to provide both interim milestones related to improving the systems for serving people experiencing chronic homelessness and estimates of the effect of permanent supportive housing (PSH) on its residents and on the problem of chronic homelessness.

  • Report

    Homelessness Landscape Research

    August 2010

    The chronically homeless are the most vulnerable and most costly of all homeless populations.

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