Predicting and Preventing Homelessness in Los Angeles

REPORT: Predicting and Preventing Homelessness in Los Angeles PDF

The California Policy Lab and the University of Chicago Poverty Lab have used Los Angeles County data on multi-system service use to predict homelessness among single adults receiving mainstream County services. By identifying people at high risk of first-time homelessness or returns to homelessness and understanding risk factors associated with future homelessness, the County can more effectively target its homelessness prevention efforts to ensure limited resources are going to those most likely to benefit from them.