August 2019
Dear Friends:

Earlier this month, the Price Center launched the NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative , which will analyze and disseminate neighborhood level criminal justice and public safety data for select communities across Los Angeles County. This project is a partnership with Microsoft and the  USC Safe Communities Institute .

You can read more about the NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative below, and you can watch the live stream from Initiative's August 28 convening here.

As always, thank you for your support of the Price Center, and I look forward to connecting soon.

Sincerely,
Gary Painter 
Director, USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
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Price Center Director Gary Painter authored a new op-ed published by the Southern California News Gro up: " Planning Reform, Private Sector Innovation Key to Fixing Housing Market." Painter discusses a range of necessary public and private sector innovations needed to improve our regional housing market.
Announcing the NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative

The  Neighborhood Data for Social Change  (NDSC), a project of the  USC Price Center for Social Innovation , recently launched the NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative, a new one-year project that will aggregate and disseminate neighborhood level criminal justice data for select communities across Los Angeles County. This project is a partnership with Microsoft and the  USC Safe Communities Institute .

Read the full announcement here and watch the live stream from the first convening below:
New Case Study on Naturally
Occurring Affordable Housing

The Price Center recently produced a case study on Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), a development model that renovates and upgrades aging residential units, resulting in a process that is both quicker and cheaper than constructing new housing units and relies less heavily on government subsidies. The case study provides an in-depth analysis of one particular NOAH development, while also making the case for more extensive regional investment in NOAH renovations.
Take a Brief Survey on Hiring Practices
for Justice-Involved Youth

Justice-involved individuals deserve access to fair hiring practices which promote employment. The Price Center for Social Innovation is partnering with LeadersUp to learn what LA employers are doing to promote fair chance hiring.

Our survey focuses on gathering insight from LA employers. Share with your organization’s recruitment staff and they will be entered in a $100 Visa Gift Card raffle!
MEDIA MENTIONS
M edian Home Price Reaches New High
Marketplace - Written by Mitchell Hartman
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wed, September 18 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
Wed, October 16 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
Wed, November 20 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
Tues, October 1 @ 5:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Chris Fox and Gary
Painter
Thur, Dec 5 @ 5:30 - 8:00pm
Speakers: Rucker Johnson and Gary Painter
For more information on events, please email Events & Administrative Coordinator Stacia Fewox at  stacia.fewox@usc.edu .
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