Poverty Lab LA County turns to big data to solve homelessness
Los Angeles Daily News / October 31, 2018
By City News Service
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County is developing predictive data models to more effectively allocate money and services in the fight against homelessness, and the Board of Supervisors is asking for an update on the work.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended on Tuesday that county agencies find a way to integrate new data collection tools under development by researchers. The action came as supervisors moved to declare a homeless shelter crisis in uninincorporated parts of the county, to free up state funding and streamlining the permit process for emergency shelters.