For our Data for Good program we want to gather as much data as possible. This does not simply refer to Point In Time counts or data sources directly relating to Homelessness, it also means that we want to gather data regarding things such as food stamp usage, Medicare/Medicaid usage, child welfare, and from various other related aspects to the Homelessness issue.
In order to accomplish the robust and widespread gathering of data we will collate data from the usual sources of first—Data sets from HUD, World Bank, and various other commonly used sources with similarly common data sets. The next level of Data will come from government agencies—some under Freedom of Information Act Law requests and others we’ll be able to do so with Memoranda of Understanding—and our partners.
This trove of useful data will enable us, and our partners, to more effectively engage with our collective programs, policies, and issues.