LA controller calls for data-driven homelessness strategy

by • 1 year ago

Citing "ill-defined" goals and ineffective spending, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin proposes a technological solution to city's homelessness problem.

NYC targets homelessness with new data initiatives

by • 1 year ago

By connecting city agencies and upgrading tools used by homelessness case workers, the city hopes to improve the services it provides to its neediest residents.

Los Angeles city controller updates online property map to boost housing, economy

by • 1 year ago

Los Angeles isn't making the most of its nearly 14,000 government-owned properties. City Controller Ron Galperin wants to do something about it.

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

by • 2 years ago

The group comprised of local technology companies, university deans and city leaders has named seven new technology projects designed to improve life for the city's residents.

App for the homeless aims to curb addiction, incarceration

by • 3 years ago

Researchers in Oklahoma City will spend five years studying how a specialized mobile app can influence behavior among one of society's most challenged groups.

Homelessness mapping and management tool pilots in West Sacramento

by • 3 years ago

The city is testing a new geospatial and analytics platform that provides a richer view of people living on the street, with the potential for further integration into assistance programs.

Houston looks to hack homelessness with civic tech solution

by • 3 years ago

The mayor's office is interested in developing a digital tool that encourages citizen donations to charities that can provide long-term solutions for homeless residents.

Solving homelessness is complicated, two mayors agree

by • 4 years ago

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee detailed their ongoing shelter programs and the instituational challenges that stand between their cities and a shared goal to end one of society's most complicated problems.