Introduction to Homelessness Risk Reduction

Homelessness Risk Reduction can be used to identify where regular reports of homelessness activity may originate and address regular reports of homelessness activity in a community.

It provides the ability to leverage continual reports of individuals experiencing homelessness and encampments in the community and identify which areas are at risk for generating homelessness. This collaborative approach between the public and local government agencies help determine where resources can be deployed to assess the situation, offer services to persons experiencing homelessness, and determine if additional steps are required. Homelessness Risk Reduction is typically implemented by health and human services agencies that want to proactively address homelessness and connect individuals experiencing homelessness with available resources.

The Homelessness Risk Reduction solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you understand where homelessness may originate in your community and actively monitor regular reports of homelessness so assistance can be offered to individuals in need.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.

Requirements

Homelessness Risk Reduction requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.9 or later (Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst extension

Information products

Homelessness Risk Reduction includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Homelessness Activity Reporter 

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by public safety staff, or the public, to report the locations of individuals experiencing homelessness and encampments in the community

Mobile Worker

Homelessness Activity Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by homelessness program leads to manage reports of individuals experiencing homelessness and encampments in the community

Editor

Homelessness Activity Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by health and human service agency and CoC directors to monitor reports of individuals experiencing homelessness and encampments in the community

Viewer

Homelessness Risk Reduction

An ArcGIS Pro project used by GIS analysts to learn which areas in their community are at risk for generating homelessness and how to prioritize and site intervention programs

GIS Professional Basic

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

1.2

  • Name changed from Homeless Risk Reduction to Homelessness Risk Reduction.
  • All layers, map, apps, and projects have been updated to use the term homelessness instead of homeless.
  • A new version of the Homelessness Risk Reduction ArcGIS Pro project that leverages an updated Create Risk Surface tool.

1.1

  • A new version of the Homeless risk Reduction ArcGIS Pro project that leverages the Enrich geoprocessing tool.

1.0

  • First release of Homeless Risk Reduction