Early Intervention to Prevent Persistent Homelessness: Predictive Models For Identifying Unemployed Workers Who Become Persistently Homeless


ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE | Mar 19, 2019 | Halil Toros, Daniel Flaming, and Patrick Burns

As communities across the country struggle to end homelessness, two new free screening tools from the Economic Roundtable can 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.

The first tool identifies the eight percent of low-wage workers who become persistently homeless after losing their jobs. The second tool identifies the eight percent of youth receiving public assistance who become persistently homeless in the first three years of adulthood. These tools have been placed in the public domain for free use in cities throughout the United States.

Carrie Felton