Improving Data Visibility and Analysis for Homelessness

The City of Seattle Human Services department manages lots of data about homelessness and other social initiatives, but it is often difficult to make sense of all the data captured. Without an adequate way of analyzing and visualizing the data, it isn't easy to conclude it.
People Impacted
$ 245B
Potential Funding
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the problem
Nature and Context

Often data is kept track of in ways that make it difficult to interface with other tools. Most charitable organizations do not have enough technically-trained employees nor enough time to learn to use most of the existing tools.

the impact
Success Metrics
  • Improved understanding of data

  • Decisions made by interrupting data

Ideas Description

The solution to this problem will need to be designed with ease-of-use in mind, as this is the primary obstacle faced by the organization with all of the other tools.

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