APPENDIX: A list of linked appendices is included on page 45 of the report.
In this study, we evaluate the surveys used to screen adults and families who self-identify as being at risk of homelessness. Specifically, we evaluate screening surveys called Prevention Targeting Tools (PTTs) currently used by homelessness prevention service providers in the City and County of Los Angeles. The PTTs are used to determine whether people are eligible for prevention services. As a result of this research, we are proposing revised tools for single adults, families, and transition aged youth. The proposed tools are available in Appendix B: Revised Family, Adult and Transition-Age Youth PTTs. We also recommend changes to how the tools are administered and a continuous improvement process.