. https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion-how-big-data-can-help-the-homeless/

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HOW BIG DATA CAN HELP THE HOMELESS
Homeless policy needs to join the big data revolution.  A data tsunami is transforming our world.  Ninety percent of existing data was created in the last two years, and Silicon Valley is leveraging it with powerful analytics to create self-driving cars and to revolutionize business decision-making in ways that drive innovation and efficiency.Unfortunately, this revolution has yet to help the homeless.  It is not due to a lack of data.  Sacramento alone maintains data on half a million service interactions with more than 65,000 homeless individuals.  California is considering integrating the data from its 44 continuums of care to create a richer pool of data.  Additionally, researchers are uncovering troves of relevant information in educational and social service databases.These data, however, are only useful if they are aggressively mined for insights, looking for problems to solve and successful practices to replicate.  At that juncture California falls short. READ MORE