The role of geographic information systems (GIS) is obvious in many community emergencies, like wildfires, hurricanes or flooding. Borrowing from transferable workflows and decision support tools, state and local governments are applying these best practices to battle social inequities such as blight, opioid addiction and homelessness. These similarities do require a shift in organizational and… Read more »
Posts Tagged: homelessness
How can communities come together and address the growing crises of homelessness? Technology and GIS may be helpful ways to start.
What I also discovered is that there are people willing to get out of their comfort zones to help other families out. It really does not take much to make a difference in someone else’s life, it just takes a willingness and the go ahead effort to do something about it.
The Obama Administration, which is seeking to eliminate veterans homelessness by 2015, has encountered some setbacks in achieving the goal. A new report by the Veteran Administration’s Inspector General has found that the lack of program safety measures and program monitoring for the Grant Per Diem Program, with the goal of helping veterans live independently,… Read more »