- Category: Homeless and High-Needs
The California Policy Lab completed an evaluation of Los Angeles Homelessness Prevention Strategies A1 (focused on families) and A5 (focused on single adults and transition-aged youth) in December 2019, and this policy brief is a shorter version of that evaluation. The evaluation focused on who was being served and how; if there were ways to improve the services; and whether prevention programs are reducing inflows to homelessness. Key research findings focused on what type of prevention services were offered, differences in homelessness return rates, and also included recommendations to make the Prevention Targeting Tool (used to determine eligibility for prevention services) more accurate and efficient. The evaluation focused on the time period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.