LA County Homeless Survey

LA County Homeless Survey

economicrt.org-homeless_survey-2011e2017-4 Last Update: 2019-01-08T04:17:49

Data from Demographic Surveys and HMIS Records 2011 to 2017

This dataset consists of records of in-person surveys of homeless individuals in Los Angeles county, from 2011 to 2017, inclusive. The original data is collected from annual surveys that are part of the annual Point In Time Count of homeless individuqals conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The data is published by The Economic Roundtable.

The data in this package is significantly altered from the source file to make analysis easier. Changes include:

  • Added 'raceeth' field, which recodes the very many race/ethnicity values to a much simpler set that hamonizes with US Census categories.
  • Added 'sex' field, which recodes the 'gender' field.
  • Broke out the type+year combination in 'survey_year' into two values.

The Race/Ethnicity categories are:

  • hisp: Hispanic or Latino, of any race
  • nhwhite: Non hispanic white
  • black: Non hispanic Black or African American
  • aian: Non hispanic American Indian / Alaskan Native
  • asian: Non hispanic Asian
  • nhopi: Non hispanic Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • other: Other race or multiple races

Versions

  1. Initial Version
  2. Added schema descriptions
  3. Broke out the survey_year into two fields, survey_type and year
  4. Improved Metadata

Documentation Links

Contacts

Resources

  • homeless_survey. Homeless survey data, with recoded race, ethnicity, and sex

References


Loading the ZIP Package

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import metapack as mp
pkg = mp.open_package('http://library.metatab.org/economicrt.org-homeless_survey-2011e2017-4.zip')

Loading the CSV Package

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import metapack as mp
pkg = mp.open_package('http://library.metatab.org/economicrt.org-homeless_survey-2011e2017-4.csv')

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Version 4
Last Updated January 8, 2019, 04:17 (UTC)
Created January 7, 2019, 17:23 (UTC)
root.ckanid c35390bc-3edb-4471-a23a-57229084a8f3
root.created 2018-12-20T16:39:42
root.dataset homeless_survey
root.declare metatab-latest
root.description Data from Demographic Surveys and HMIS Records 2011 to 2017
root.giturl https://github.com/SDRDLAnalysts/data-projects.git
root.identifier ec899230-70fa-4194-a1bc-d6fb03d2cb66
root.issued 2019-01-08T04:17:49
root.modified 2019-01-08T04:17:49
root.name economicrt.org-homeless_survey-2011e2017-4
root.origin economicrt.org
root.time 2011E2017
root.title LA County Homeless Survey
root.version 4