Predicting Displacement

Sponsor: Mayor’s i-Team and Housing and Community Investment Department

University: UCLA Department of Statistics

Status:  Completed

Link: Scope Document

Following on from Work with Mayor’s I-Team and HCID, this project aims to provide risk of displacement scores for properties around Los Angeles and predict the risk of displacement occurring within certain time horizons. This will allow HCID to step up targeted enforcement and prevention programs around displacement. UCLA Stats students have produced a predictive model and interactive tool that allows us to predict risk of Ellis Act removals. Future work in progress. 


We are better able to predict where displacements will occur and be better able to respond to those displacements if and when they occur. We now have a picture of where displacement is going, not just where it has been.