USC CAIS Co-Director Dr. Eric Rice presented at the Point Source Youth National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Dr. Eric Rice presented new results from 16 communities across the United States, examining how assessment scores from the TAY-VI-SPDAT were linked to housing placements and successful outcomes. (The TAY-VI-SPDAT is a vulnerability index for young homeless people used to prioritize moving higher risk individuals into housing.) The work used machine learning techniques applied to data from nearly 11,000 youth. Major findings were that high vulnerability scores at intake were associated with higher odds of continued homelessness without housing intervention, suggesting that the tool performs well in predicting youth who need to be prioritized for housing services in the context of limited resources. Only low scoring youth (4 points or less) appear to return home or self-resolve and remain stably exited from homelessness. Youth placed in permanent supportive housing had low recorded returns to homelessness, regardless of vulnerability score. Youth with vulnerability scores up to 10 who were placed in rapid rehousing also had low returns to homelessness, but success was much more variable for higher-scoring youth.
USC CAIS Co-Director Dr. Eric Rice speaking at the Point Source Youth National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness.
USC CAIS Co-Director Dr. Eric Rice as part of the Research Update: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Exit panel at the Point Source Youth National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness.