Homelessness Predictive Risk Model for Allegheny County, US
CSDA researchers used rich administrative data to build a predictive risk modelling tool to support the prioritisation of clients for longer term housing programs in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (United States). The Allegheny Housing Assessment (AHA) was deployed by Allegheny County in September 2020. The CSDA research team continues to work with the County and partners to fine tune the model and the County is planning to issue a solicitation for an independent evaluation of the AHA in 2021.
Documentation for the AHA includes the Methodology, Frequently Asked Questions, Report on Client Focus Groups , Independent Ethical/Data Science Review and Allegheny County’s Response to the Ethical/Data Science Review.
- Using Predictive Risk Modeling to Prioritize Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Allegheny County. Centre for Social Data Analytics. Auckland, New Zealand. September 2020.
- The Allegheny Homelessness Tool (August 2019) - a poster presented at the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) in New York, September 2019.
- CSDA researchers share Allegheny Homelessness Tool at D4GX, New York, September 2019
Location: Allegheny County, PA, United States
Partner/s: Allegheny County Department of Human Services