Improve the lives of entire communities
Eliminate chronic homelessness whenever possible through sustainable housing and economic mobility policies
As one of the most pervasive stresses on local governments, mitigating homelessness requires innovative planning practices that balance immediate and long-term needs. Planners must meet policy guidelines to assess and justify changes that will serve the needs of people experiencing homelessness. As affordable housing is not enough to correct this situation, this effort includes creating opportunities for economic mobility. Planners can use GIS to positively influence the policies for those experiencing homelessness by designing communities that meet everyone’s needs.
Homelessness in a Pandemic
Cities and counties use maps, apps, and dashboards to speed the delivery of shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness in this crisis.