Government is ‘missing the boat’ on understanding outcome data
The chief data strategist for California’s social services agency said government collects a lot of data, but it isn’t always informative.
California launches statewide homelessness data platform
Officials said they hope the new data warehouse will allow them to better understand — and ameliorate — the state's homelessness crisis.
New York City's social services agency is its own software developer
A new framework has sped up the development of software the agency uses to support people experiencing homelessness.
LA controller calls for data-driven homelessness strategy
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 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
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
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
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
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.