Dr. Curry’s research focuses on housing instability in young adulthood, informal housing, and programs serving youth and families. She has recently been involved in the Sacramento Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness and has worked with the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council on an exploration of early implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance Program. She is also involved in other efforts to address issues related to college student basic needs, criminalization of homelessness, and youth programs. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Voices of Youth Count study at the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
Uses a nationally representative phone-based survey to understand the 12-month prevalence of youth homelessness in the United States.
Explores early implementation of the California Homeless Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) across the state., California State University, Sacramento Division of Social Work and Institute for Social Research , January 4, 2020.
Explores early implementation of the California Homeless Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) across the state
This study explores factors that influence the use or rejection of formal service programs among youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Results from the 2019 Sacramento County Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness.
We assess the complexity of services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, gaps in the system and existing program assets.
Explores relationships between youth experiencing housing instability and the adults who provide them a place to stay (through what we refer to as "couch hopping" or "couch surfing").