Who’s most likely to become homeless? LA uses new prediction tool

Two unhoused individuals occupy separate benches in Tongva Park, Santa Monica, February 25, 2022. “People become homeless when they have no personal safety net in their family or their network. So they have exhausted all of the resources available to them,” says Janey Rountree, executive director of the California Policy Lab at UCLA. . Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

More than 66,000 people are unhoused in LA County. UCLA researchers are trying to predict who is most likely to become homeless, so officials can intervene before it happens. 

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