Case Studies Research Housing & homelessness Impact Los Angeles County, CA
Project 50 was a coordinated effort among multiple government agencies to provide permanent housing and supportive services to 50 of the most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals living in LA County’s Skid Row. LA County integrated administrative data across four agencies to demonstrate that permanent supportive housing (PSH) provides the basic stability necessary for social services to be effective. The evaluation’s use of integrated administrative data has been commended for its ability to scientifically demonstrate what works, for whom, and at what cost. As a result, Project 50 has been replicated in Venice, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, and the Veterans Administration.
Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy. (2015). Project 50: Ending Chronic Homelessness with Permanent Supportive Housing and Integrated Data Systems. https://aisp.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IDS_ExamplesOfIDSBenefit_LaCounty_Project50.pdf.
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