GIS and a Housing First Approach to Solving Homelessnes in Anchorage
Authors: Christina Miller, Jennifer Haywood, Nancy Burke, Sally Jones
A cop, therapist, social worker and engineer walk into a room…learn how this scenario works out! Anchorage has utilized an innovative approach to conducting outreach in a Housing First focused implementation of coordinated entry. Using GIS mapping and smart phone technology, outreach workers, police, mental health providers and supporting non-profits can coordinate location, engagement and prioritization of people for housing in the community.