ITA Data Science Federation and UCLA Tackling Homelessness

June 30, 2017

ITA’s Data Science Federation, the Department of Statistics at UCLA, and the California Policy Lab agreed to work on a project to help predict the risk of homelessness for people entering the LA City social safety net at WorkSource, YouthSource, and FamilySource Centers. ITA received at Big Data Exploratory Grant from UCLA to support this work for the sum of $80,000. This grant will help us to get services to people before they become homeless. Homelessness is up 23% from 2016 according to the LAHSA point-in-time counts.