Data Adventure #8: Generating Statistics Using Multiple Data Sources

Posted on 07/01/19 by LA Counts


Which council districts are shouldering a greater burden for managing the homeless crisis? Los Angeles County is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. The most recent count of people who lack reliable housing showed a statistically significant increase in many areas. In total, the number of people living in the streets rose 12% to a total of 58,936. In 2018, voters passed Measure HHH, a $1.2 billion initiative to build houses. However, the burden for the crisis is not shared equally throughout the city. Certain neighborhoods and council districts have disproportionately more homeless than others. This presents a challenge for both budgeting and use of public space.

While programming experience helps for this instructable, it is not required. (Please see our first and second instructables for information on the tools used in this exercise, and the final instructable for information on APIs)

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