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. 

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