Help Us Transform Homelessness Outreach in NYC

With data - and your support - we can save up to 2,100 families from becoming homeless every year.



The Problem

Each night, 66,000 people (including 22,000 children) are experiencing homelessness in New York City. We believe that data has a big part to play in decreasing that number.

The Opportunity

We believe that, using predictive analytics and data-driven outreach optimization, we can increase prevention intake by 20%. This means we can stop 180 families per month from becoming homeless  - or 2,100 families every year.

Map of Households At Risk of becoming Homeless based on SumAll Models (Pilot Area: Bedford Stuyvesant)

How it works

Data Enables Highly Personalized Outreach: Digital, Direct Mail, Personal - and Tracking of Impact 

Based on eviction filings, shelter history and open data, created predictive algorithms and maintains a real-time database of about 3,000 at-risk families, who are likely to become homeless soon. The database is designed for social workers, the City, and social innovators to access and would enable the community to directly contact the families at risk, many of whom are eligible for help from the City - before they become homeless.

Join Us

If you believe in the power of big data for social good, and would like to help us out with this initiative to address one of New York City's most pressing issues, support this initiative.