Fastcompany: Facing A Homelessness Crisis, New York City Pinpoints Vulnerable Families By Mining Eviction Filings

"DHS [Department of Homeless Services] is working on the project with the SumAll Foundation, the charitable arm of a NY-based marketing analytics startup. Over the last few months, staff at the foundation spent time analyzing DHS files with shelter check-ins, where a family is asked to provide its most recent address, and matching these addresses to eviction court records. In that way, it could create the visualization ...that highlights which evictions led to homelessness. Its next step was to use that data to find patterns and make predictions."

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