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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

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    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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