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Homelessness Tracking Technology

Streetsmart's Technology Will Track Every Homeless Person in NYC

— May 7, 2017 — Tech
Streetsmart is a homelessness tracking technology developed in New York City with a goal to change the way the city handles its homelessness epidemic. High rents, poor health care, and the high cost of living are just some of the factors that are contributing to the 62,000 people living without permanent homes -- rates that the city hasn't seen since the Great Depression.

Streetsmart aims to reverse this by acting as a tool of connectivity to help out reach workers coordinate their efforts with each other. Streetsmart allows workers city-wide to track each homeless person, inputting information about their health, income, specific demographics and experience with the shelter system. This comprehensive view allows for a more precise and effective approach to finding solutions, while also increasing the safety of the vulnerable population.

The homelessness tracking technology, Streetsmart prioritizes building trust between workers, and the homeless population to eradicate homelessness in more efficient ways, while also organizing data in a way that city-officials can't ignore.
Trend Themes
1. Connectivity in Homelessness Tracking - Utilizing technology to connect outreach workers and coordinate efforts in tracking and assisting homeless populations.
2. Comprehensive Data Analysis for Homelessness Solutions - Using technology to collect and analyze data about homeless individuals, including health, income, demographics, and shelter system experience, to find more precise and effective solutions.
3. Building Trust in Homeless Services - Implementing technology to prioritize trust-building efforts between workers and the homeless population, leading to more efficient and impactful homelessness eradication strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for technology companies to develop and enhance connectivity solutions for homelessness tracking and outreach.
2. Data Analysis - The data analysis industry can seize an opportunity to provide solutions for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data related to homelessness to find more effective solutions and insights.
3. Social Services - The social services industry can explore partnerships and investments in technology-driven initiatives focused on building trust with homeless populations and improving their overall assistance.
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