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Data-Driven Hope for Homelessness

Advocates for the homeless see the centralized databases and standardized assessments of the coordinated entry approach as superior to the scattershot approaches of the past.   By Sam Mire A random meal, a care package of toiletries, an occasional instance of a homeless person receiving permanent housing — these are individual approaches that don’t lend themselves to learning much about the rate of homelessness
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Data Privacy and Data-Driven Solutions to Homelessness

By Katie Aulenbacher   The past few decades have seen a growing trend of applying data collection and analysis tools to social problems, including the problem of homelessness.  While social services rely on data to assist their target populations, database vulnerabilities expose those populations to a host of privacy concerns. Homeless individuals could face threats to their employment opportunities, mental health, and physical safety
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