Housing Stability and Consumer Data
Project Type: Housing
Project Stage: Completed
Current evaluations of the efficacy of homeless prevention programs are plagued by a lack of accurate data. Survey and shelter administrative data, which is most frequently used in the field, can be expensive and unreliable due to self-reporting and mis-reporting. In light of this, LEO proposed using consumer data which tracks the mailing address of individuals throughout the nation to more accurately estimate housing stability. LEO used consumer reference data from Infutor Data Solutions to track individuals' mailing addresses and more accurately estimate housing stability. This data can be used for a multitude of research projects, including a national study on the effects of eviction on homelessness. LEO's first application of the Infutor data will be to reevaluate the effect of temporary financial assistance on homelessness as was studied in the initial HPCC evaluation, using Infutor data as a measure of homelessness.