The Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative (HRAC) brings together faculty from Portland State University and Oregon Health Science University with expertise in disciplines ranging from psychology and architecture to medicine and linguistics. We believe that it will take all of us working together to address the issues that lead to and perpetuate homelessness. We work alongside community partners, elected leaders, and those experiencing homelessness to help create solutions with an emphasis on communities of color. 

Our five research priorities include:

  1. Reducing Homelessness at PSU
  2. Changing Narratives, Creating Action
  3. Innovative Approaches to Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness
  4. Housing as Healthcare
  5. Policy and Program Evaluation 

    Completed Research

    Current Research