3 Ways Technology is Accelerating Solutions for Homelessness

Nonprofits share the benefits of integrating tech into social impact approaches

Why It Matters

In cities where the tech industry booms, homelessness and under-housing also tend to increase. Homelessness is already an issue that affects an estimated 235,000 Canadians each year. But according to three nonprofits, the same industry that’s contributing to these existing issues holds promise as an innovative way to build, design, and scale new solutions. 

In many cities across the globe, technology has long been seen as a foe to housing affordability. In cities such as San Francisco and Seattle, tech giants such as Facebook, Apple, and Amazon are often credited with contributing to the cities’ housing crisis — raising housing prices beyond even what the company’s own employees can afford (Google’s van dwellers being an oft-cited case). And as the tech industry flourishes in several Canadian cities, some experts ha

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