Eliminating Homelessness

Visit the new website of the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness.



The provost initiative to address the wicked problem of homelessness launched in spring 2016 to define and create a unique contribution for USC in relation to significant efforts from government, non-profit and business organizations across the region. Working with a steering committee of university deans for leadership, USC’s programs, research and partnerships have achieved real-world impact through a wide range of products, collaborations and advances featured on the new website in five strategic areas:

  • Policy, Service System, and Environmental Change
  • Research/Technical Innovation
  • USC Student Needs
  • Pipeline Development to Build Prepared Workforce
  • Public and Community Influence

Deans Steering Committee on Eliminating Homelessness

  • Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism
  • Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at USC
  • Milton Curry, Dean of the USC School of Architecture
  • Karen Gallagher, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education
  • Jack Knott, Dean of the USC Price School of Public Policy
  • Haven Lin-Kirk, Dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design
  • Amber Miller, Dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Laura Mosqueda, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Erica Muhl, Dean of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy
  • Catherine Quinlan, Dean of the USC Libraries
  • Avishai Sadan, Dean of the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Suzanne Wenzel, Interim Dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    Brenda Wiewel, Director, University Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness
    (213) 821-2876 // frankens@usc.edu