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Principal Associate

Nichole Fiore is a Principal Associate with over 15 years of experience evaluating housing and homelessness programs across the country, developing deep expertise on homeless service systems, organizational capacity, political and community will, unsheltered homelessness, and permanent supportive housing. Recognizing the critical link between stable, safe housing and overall well-being, Fiore is proven leader bringing together diverse stakeholders who work across many jurisdictions and sectors to address the needs and improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. She brings person-centric approaches to teams, from fostering inclusive decision-making in system design to ensuring projects are collecting evidence that informs homeless service systems implementation and rapid response to extreme weather situations. She also is a regular source for media outlets, often on the topic of homelessness in California.

Fiore began her career providing street outreach to homeless youth and working at an early education provider for families experiencing homelessness. Over her past 15 years at Abt, Fiore has successfully managed complex multimethod research projects, including the state of California’s Homeless System Landscape Assessment, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative Evaluation, the California Community Foundation’s Accelerating Permanent Supportive Housing Evaluation, LAHSA’s Transitional Housing for Youth Evaluation, and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Investigating Housing Models for Accelerating PSH Production Evaluation. She has also contributed to U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Options Study, the Department of Health and Human Services/HUD Study of Homeless Encampments, and HUD’s Homelessness Prevention Study.


  • Equity-centered qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis

  • System alignment and coordination analysis

  • Partnership building with coalitions and diverse stakeholders

  • Climate impacts on housing and homelessness

  • Site visits, focus groups, interviews

Key Projects:

  • Evaluating California’s Project Roomkey

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative

  • California Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Understanding Encampments of People Experiencing Homelessness and the Related Costs  


  • Fiore, N., & Reed, T. (2023, May 11). What LA’s New Shelter Program Can Learn From Statewide Efforts. Shelterforce.


Nichole Fiore