1 out of 9 Disneyland workers report being homeless in the past 2 years
Volunteer for our DataDive with DataKind this summer
Lack of Early Exits Results in Year-After-Year Growth in Chronic Homelessness
Overview The minimum wage increase proposed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will transform the lives of almost 40,000 workers at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia airports. The wage floor for workers providing ticketing, baggage handling, security, airplane and building cleaning, restaurant, retail, and on-plane catering services will rise to $19 an hour by 2023.
Objective We can’t navigate without a map. If we can’t see the whole picture of homelessness, we can’t begin to solve the problem. This meta-analysis brings together 26 point-in-time data sets to provide a single panoramic description of people without homes who are living in places not meant for human habitation.
The current issue of HUD’s peer-reviewed journal, Cityscape, includes an article on the Silicon Valley Triage Tool that was developed by the Economic Roundtable. This statistical model provides a fair, objective tool for triage—prioritizing which individuals should have immediate access to permanent supportive housing. Santa Clara County voters have approved major investments in affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, but the number of individuals who need housing still substantially exceeds the amount of housing that is available for them.
On April 13th, I attended the Women in Analytics Conference at Facebook HQ.
Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness.