Los Angeles


With its headquarters campus in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles area is understandably the focal point of significant RAND interest. Research on Los Angeles and its surrounding communities spans a wide analytical range, from policing, airport and harbor security, and traffic congestion to education, child care, health, and demographic issues.

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    Evaluating Los Angeles County's COVID-19 Mental Health Campaign

    May 4, 2021

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health launched a campaign to promote awareness of county mental health resources and communicate messages of hope and support. RAND evaluators found that the campaign successfully reached residents, fostered a feeling of support among those it reached, and conveyed how to seek mental health help.

  • Construction of the Missouri Place housing project in Los Angeles, California, photo by Steven Sharp/Urbanize LA


    Effects of Project Labor Agreements on Affordable Housing Production

    Aug 2, 2021

    A project labor agreement requiring that a primarily union workforce be used for housing projects for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles appears to be one reason that the city's $1.2 billion Proposition HHH ballot initiative is falling short of its goal.

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