New Report on Predicting and Preventing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Predicting and Preventing Homelessness in Los Angeles explains how predictive analytics can be used to identify people who are at the highest risk of becoming homeless and to intervene with them before that happens. This new report by the California Policy Lab and University of Chicago Poverty Lab informed the Los Angeles County Homeless Prevention Working Group’s Action Plan which is expected to receive $3m in Measure H funding in 2020 in addition to resources currently deployed by mainstream LA County departments.
Janey Rountree explained how the modeling works in an ABC 7 News interview.
CPL’s 2019 Research Impact
By partnering with more than 20 government agencies, CPL unlocked new research insights into some of the most pressing issues facing California, with new reports this year on homelessness, criminal justice reform, education, growing inequality, and a CPL roadmap for how California should link its administrative data.
Investing in Research to Change Lives
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Chief Data Officer with the City and County of San Francisco (closes January 3, 2020)
Preventing homelessness: Algorithm can identify LA County residents most likely to lose housing
Janey Rountree is interviewed about how predictive modeling could help intervene with people who are at the highest risk of homelessness.
LA County officials unveil a new way to predict homelessness, in effort ‘to get to more people sooner’
The new Predicting and Preventing Homelessness in Los Angeles report is cited in this article.
CPL’s research on San Francisco’s Pre-Trial Release Unit is cited.
In this Medium post, Evan White and Alissa Skog highlight some of the ways the San Francisco District Attorney’s office has partnered with researchers, including the California Policy Lab.
CPL’s pilot with the California Student Aid Commission to increase the take-up of Pell Grants is cited.
Janey Rountree discusses CPL’s preliminary results evaluating homelessness prevention programs in Los Angeles.