Family Promise of Spokane focuses on innovative solutions to help homeless


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"Amazon uses technology to predict what product you might want to buy next, Facebook does the same thing to show you ads, so why can't that same type of technology be used to help solve homelessness?" That's the question Joe Ader, executive director of Family Promise of Spokane in Washington state, poses to the Spokesman-Review.

Ader's organization received just 2% of government funding for homeless services in Spokane County in 2022, but 42% of all people experiencing homelessness rehoused from a shelter in Spokane County came through Family Promise of Spokane in 2022.

"We are just scratching the surface of what is possible," Ader says.

"The next phase of innovation will be the most important yet."

To that end, Family Promise of Spokane has developed a sophisticated predictive analytic computer model that can predict the housing outcomes of homeless families with 87% accuracy.

Using historical data, the system helps identify which factors allowed some families to successfully regain housing and which factors were missing from those that did not.

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