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Big Data for good: Maura Ewing reports for NextCity on how the nonprofit data analytics firm SumAll is trying to help NYC social service agencies figure out who is at risk of becoming homeless among the 200,000 households a year that receive an eviction notice. SumAll has developed a tool that uses court records, shelter history and demographic information like education level, employment status, age and past interaction with the foster care system to zero in on the most concerning cases. A pilot program in Brooklyn increased the number of families that got connected with eviction prevention services by 50%, keeping 65 families from ending up in a shelter, she reports.

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