Bedrosian Center

Projects

Bedrosian Faculty Research Awards
Bedrosian Center funds USC Price faculty research on collaborative governance.

CTCAC Neighborhood Characteristics
Students conducted research for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) as part of a Masters of Planning studio course led by Dr. Jan Breidenbach. Located in the Treasurer’s Office, CTCAC is the state entity responsible for administering the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, which serves as the largest source of financing for low-income housing production in the country. The LIHTC establishes two tiers of tax credits for affordable housing production: a four percent credit given automatically to those projects meeting baseline criteria, and a nine percent credit for those chosen through a competitive amenity point process. The driving idea behind this policy is that projects built with credits from the competitive nine percent process will go above and beyond minimum requirements for providing quality affordable housing. But how do we define quality and success in subsidized housing, and is the program achieving this desired effect?

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy/Los Angeles Times Poll
The Bedrosian Center co-sponsors the USC Price/LA Times poll, along with the Dean’s office and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. The project aims to inform the public, stimulate discourse, and ultimately contribute to the Price School’s research and educational mission of improving the quality of life for people and their communities.

Leadership and Advocacy in California Nonprofits
A survey project to study the advocacy work done by California nonprofit organizations.

California Public Officials Survey (CalPOS)
CalPOS is a web-based survey that explores the links between values, institutional capacity, and decision making by public officials and policy makers in California, and implications for effective policy making, services delivery, and public accountability.

Collaborative Governance Program
We study the growing practice of public-private-nonprofit collaborations in collective choice processes and public service delivery through a series of research projects, faculty awards, and seminars.

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the Public Sphere Program (2004-2009)
A program active from 2004-2009, focused research on e-government, using information technology to enhance the delivery of public services and information.

 

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