top of page

Optimal Policy Modeling (OPM) is designed to help policymakers use evidence, eliminate unintended biases and explore a range of alternatives as they shape their policy responses 

A new toolset 

Optimal Policy Modeling gives policymakers a new toolset for understanding the impacts of policy change. It uses the power of artificial intelligence and analytics to bring together and explore a wide range of data sources. Policymakers can use these to shape and prioritize policy decisions around their potential to achieve specific outcomes. Far from seeking to replace those policymakers, OPM sets out to augment their experience, insight and judgement with a data-driven approach. It’s all about bringing human ingenuity and experience together with AI to create a new approach that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Policy making has to be agile to manage the strains on their capacity to act decisively and quickly.The cost of homelessness in Silicon Valley has reached over $1billion annually in public and private services and shelter housing.


Addressing homelessness with data analytics 

  • Powering the homeless fight with data

  • Aggregate and visualize data

  • GIS analytics - location based technology

  • Supply-demand optimization

  • Digital tools for caseworkers

  • Predictive risk modeling

  • Behavioral nudges

  • Coordinating the homeless ecosystem

Powering the homelessness fight with data

The homelessness issue requires a multipronged approach that assembles policy, economic, struc-tural, and technological solutions. Traditional policy approaches can be augmented with data and analytics tools. It all likely begins, however, with a robust Coordinated Entry System (CES) that collects the “right” data concerning homelessness. A range of analytics tools can be built upon this data to improve our ability to exam-ine the problem, improve decision-making, design nudges, and build predictive models to help people experiencing homelessness, and, in some cases, prevent it in the first place. 

A supporting ecosystem can increase our chances for success and that supporting ecosystem can be more powerful when it has access to the data needed to make good decisions. Ending homeless-ness is an audacious goal, and that journey begins with data. 

Bring policy to life with Innovative Homeless Solutions

bottom of page