Lanae Davis has spent her career as a researcher at the Center for Policy Research, joining the team in 1997. Her research focuses broadly on addressing barriers to economic stability, including intensive studies of youth and young adult homelessness. Lanae’s familiarity of LINC and her understanding of the critical role data plays in identifying solutions to homelessness led to her partnership with the Lab and the HUD award.
“Harnessing the power of administrative data shouldn’t be a novel approach to addressing significant social issues,” Davis said. “Simply knowing more—how many young people are at risk of homelessness, where young people experiencing homelessness are located, and how they’re accessing services—will give us a much improved ability to prevent this in the future.”