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Aonya McCruiston, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-905-3191 Powerful New Data Tools Predict Homelessness with 75%+ Accuracy First-of-Their-Kind Screening Tools by Economic Roundtable Researchers Can Help 1,400 People Each Month Avoid Long-Term Homelessness and Reduce Public Costs LOS ANGELES – As communities across the country struggle to end homelessness, two new free screening tools from the Economic Roundtable could help thousands of the most vulnerable people get access to the public services they need as soon as they become homeless, or even before they are homeless.
Volunteer data scientists in Los Angeles and San Francisco will collaborate to answer the question: who experiences homelessness in Los Angeles over the course of a year?
Early Intervention and Jobs are Key to Stemming Chronic Homelessness in Los Angeles
“I lived in my car for three and a half months.”
The Silicon Valley Triage Tool uses demographic, medical and jail information to accurately identify acutely distressed homeless individuals who are most likely to have ongoing high public costs.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 with enforcement provisions in Long Beach would have a broad stimulus effect on the region and would benefit businesses, workers, and the economy.
Chronic homelessness continues to grow in L.A. Records of 942,000 L.A. public assistance recipients who experienced homelessness show that 13,000 are newly identified as homeless each month. It is crucial to reduce the feeder pipeline from childhood homelessness into adult chronic homelessness.
The County of Santa Clara released the largest and most comprehensive body of information assembled in the United States to understand the true cost of homelessness. The report, “Home Not Found,” analyzed 25 million public records to identify entrances into and exits from homelessness, and costs to the public.
Los Angeles Economy Operating at Unsafe Level for People and the Planet. New Report Provides Tools for Local Government to Take Action.
Study shows how extending unemployment insurance to education workers each summer will benefit over 80,000 struggling families and bring $187.3 million in additional wealth to California
Raising the minimum wage to $15.25 with enforcement provisions in Los Angeles boosts communities and the overall economy by providing more Angelenos with income to spend on the basics, according to a new report released today by Economic Roundtable, a public policy research organization.
There were 143,900 construction workers in California's informal economy in 2011. This included 104,100 construction workers who were not reported by their employers and 39,800 who were misclassified as independent contractors.