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Five strategies to design sustainable housing

Planners can use a five-step process to analyze community data, such as data on low-income households, to create equitable housing options.

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Success stories and GIS resources

  • A neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland

    Baltimore leads with place-based housing

    City officials in Baltimore, Maryland, are using neighborhood data and prioritizing measurable outcomes to enhance accountability and equity.
  • A new suburban housing development

    Driving housing and homelessness policy with GIS

    Learn five necessary steps planners and administrators must follow to address housing and homelessness in their community.
  • A park that was built on land designated for recreational use

    Location and policy development for housing

    GIS is used in housing to determine land use and design sites; now this evolving technology is being used to help validate policy.
  • Cobb County uses GIS to publicize jobs

    The county created an interactive map to share workforce opportunities with the community.
  • Homelessness in a pandemic

    Cities and counties use maps, apps, and dashboards to accelerate the delivery of shelter and services to homeless people in this time of crisis.
  • San Rafael supports minority-owned businesses

    The city uses GIS to support minority-owned businesses during the pandemic.
  • New residents, tech boom demand agile growth

    Seattle uses spatial analytics to manage dramatic growth, assess buildable lands, and fine-tune zoning to make way for more residents.
  • Address homelessness and housing challenges

    Learn the five ways organizations can use GIS to address the homeless and housing crisis.
  • Responding to homelessness in crisis mode

    Organizations can use this step-by-step framework to integrate GIS into their tactics and ensure they are addressing homelessness from all sides.
  • Tacoma's affordable housing action strategy

    In response to the city's housing crisis, the city created an ArcGIS StoryMaps story about affordable housing to share with the public.
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