New Faces at CPL and We’re Hiring!
The California Policy Lab is happy to welcome two new staff members. Sean Coffey joined CPL in September as our first Director of Communications and Outreach and Samantha Fu recently joined the CPL Berkeley office as Research Associate. CPL is hiring for four positions, including a Post-Doctoral Scholar (Berkeley), a Research Manager (Berkeley or Sacramento), a Sacramento-based Graduate Student Research Assistant, and a Student Research Assistant (Los Angeles).
New Research Focuses on Unsheltered Homeless
A recent report from CPL finds that physical and mental health care needs as well as abuse and traumatic experiences are major contributing factors to a loss of housing for unsheltered people, especially unsheltered women. The report is based on an analysis of responses from more than 64,000 adults experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in 15 communities across the United States.
$7 Billion Impact of EITC and CalEITC
A recent CPL report provides new insights about the more than 7.5 million Californians who benefited from these credits in 2018, with an in-depth analysis of household size, credit amounts and filing dates. Bonus: Check out the interactive county-level map on CPL’s website with data from the report, including total number of claimants and claim amounts.
CPL Staff, Research Fellows and Affiliated Experts Presenting at the APPAM Conference
CPL staff, faculty directors, affiliated experts and research fellows will be presenting at the APPAM Fall Research Conference this week. Click here for a list of their presentations and come introduce yourself!
2019 Nobel Economic Prize Awarded for Evidence-Based Policy Research
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of M.I.T. and Michael Kremer of Harvard were awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work using randomized control trials in addressing poverty. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Duflo helped found the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and CPL has received J-PAL funding for our research with the California Franchise Tax Board to encourage more Californians to claim the CalEITC and for our research to increase the number of high school students claiming the Cal Grant.
Living on the edge in the homeless encampments of Los Angeles
CPL’s new policy brief on unsheltered homelessness is cited in this article.
Health issues, substance abuse key causes of homelessness among unsheltered people, UCLA study says
Janey Rountree is interviewed about CPL’s recent report.
SF district attorney unveils recidivism data project; convictions of serious crimes often lead to rearrests
This article cites the San Francisco District Attorney’s Justice Dashboard, an initiative with the DA’s office, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, the California Policy Lab, and the MacArthur Foundation to assess San Francisco’s progress towards reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
What can everyday Angelenos do about homelessness?
At this Zocalo/UCLA Downtown event, Janey Rountree was one of several panelists who spoke about homelessness- both from a research perspective and as a resident of Los Angeles.
Domestic violence and homelessness: A convergence of public health crises.
This article cites CPL’s recent report on unsheltered homelessness, in which 80% of unsheltered women reported that experiences with abuse and trauma caused their current spell of homelessness.