Disaster Homeless Assistance – USA

When hurricane Matthews struck the southeast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was unsure about how to support their where to direct their Continuum of Cares (CoCs) Program, which is designed to promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Using geospatial analysis, I tracked the path of Hurricane Matthews to pinpoint the CoCs would be potentially impacted by the storm. Using this data, we notified the CoCs and tracked their status to see what support they needed. This mapping effort helped create a structured and coordinated effort to give the CoCs the support they need to assist their homeless communities.