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Using ArcGIS to Reduce Homelessness


Date Published: October 2018


This resource highlights how people can use HUD’s GIS Toolkit to analyze Continuum of Care (CoC) boundaries and information about people living in those boundaries. Additionally, this resource highlights tools that Esri has developed to help communities end homelessness. These tools include maps and apps that help agencies, service providers and CoCs (1) conduct homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) counts, (2) inventory homeless services, (3) report homeless activity, and (4) analyze factors related to homelessness. They are designed to work together as one integrated system that supports the community’s overall efforts to assist people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Nearly every county in the United States already pays for ArcGIS tools so this resource also includes an Esri contact person who can help CoCs identify who in their CoC already has access to these Esri tools, enhancing CoC capacity at little or no cost.

Visit the HIC and PIT Count Guides, Tools, and Webinars page for more resources.

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