About HARC Lab

The HARC Lab at DePaul University, directed by Dr. Molly Brown, aims to address issues related to homelessness services and systems through collaborative research projects with community organizations in Chicago and nationwide. We seek to understand challenges and facilitators in homelessness service delivery inclusively, by gaining perspectives of individuals with lived experience, service providers, and administrators. In addition to research, we provide program evaluation and consultation services for organizations, and we engage in grassroots affordable housing advocacy.

Our work is driven by our core beliefs that:
The root causes of homelessness are housing unaffordability, economic injustice, structural racism, and inadequate healthcare systems.
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Access to safe, affordable, and accessible housing is a human right.

Molly Brown Chicago DePaul HARC Lab Team

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism

The HARC Lab is committed to upholding principles of DEIAA to promote a safe and inclusive learning and research environment for all.

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