California Today: Are We Undercounting the Homeless?

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:15am

The authors of the new study point to research showing that this way of counting is particularly unreliable for counting homeless who are not in shelters — as is often the case in California — and the research uses a statistical model to estimate what it calls the “true” number of homeless.

The study was led by Chris Glynn, a statistician at the University of New Hampshire, and was sponsored and initiated by the real estate data company Zillow.

The New York Times Online