Housing Departments

Housing Departments

View of The City of Unalaska, Alaska with mountains in the backgroud

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The City of Unalaska, Alaska focuses their enterprise GIS solution on infrastructure and asset management, including electric, water, wastewater and stormwater systems, and parcel management.

View from up high of a snowy town street. Truckee, CA uses GIS.

Truckee, CA Implements GIS

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A snowy Town of Snowmass at night with lights glowing in the dusk. The town uses GIS.

Snowmass, CO: GIS Integration

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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Aerial view of tax parcels for tax assessors using GIS.

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Three paper houses on a paper Map representing the housing departments and land management.

Housing departments typically partner with local housing developers to increase funding for the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing, provides rehabilitation assistance to low-income senior and disabled homeowners, provides housing policy planning and refinement of housing regulatory measures; coordinates homeless policy planning activities for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and administers the Shelter Plus Care Program, The division coordinates the allocation and monitoring of funds to community agencies providing a broad range of housing and supportive services to low-income community members funded through General Fund and a variety of state and federal sources and administers the youth and adult employment services programs.

Housing Departments are using Geographic Information Systems for many purposes; for example, to build low-income housing with improved access to such places as medical clinics, supermarkets, public transportation, and job-training facilities. They can typically partner with local housing developers to increase funding for the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing, providing rehabilitation assistance to low-income senior and disabled homeowners, and providing housing policy planning and refinement of housing regulatory measures. With increasing needs, departments are turning to GIS. GIS is a computer system that stores and analyzes all the data relevant to a particular place, but it's more than just a map. With layers of information about local geography, roads, building sites, socio-economic conditions, and more, GIS can give planners and prospective residents alike answers to questions such as what environmental hazards are nearby and what the best commuting options are for residents.