Background

In many areas in America, families have had to watch their incomes fall while their housing costs soar. According to The Guardian, today, the majority of poor renting families in America spend over half their income on housing, and at least 1 in 4 dedicate over 70 percent of their income to paying rent and keeping the lights on.

The fact is, fewer and fewer families can afford a roof over their head.

While not everyone living in a distressed neighborhood is associated with gang members, domestic issues, employers, or drug and alcohol abuse. But almost all of them have a landlord or are experiencing homelessness.

Whether you don't know where you're going to sleep that night or you're scared about what might happen in the future, we're here to help.

What it does

Our website allows for anyone facing the issue of homelessness to not be afraid of what could come. It provides locations, phone numbers, and descriptions of the nearest shelters for emergency housing and transitional housing based off benefits that they might not know about (Gender, Family, Military Status, etc.), resources and guides for whatever their status may be (homeless, approaching homelessness, about to be evicted), and an easy way to look up if an area is rising in costs to see if the area is at risk of being gentrified.

How We Built it

We used HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Jquery to code the front end of the project. In addition, Photoshop was used to design the logo. One-DB was used for the back end of the product to store the data of all the shelters.

Challenges I ran into

Calling and working with the Google Maps API.

Accomplishments that We're proud of

Successfully finishing the project as a whole. We came in with a huge goal and we're so glad to achieve everything we had originally set out to.

What We Learned

We now have a new understanding of Javascript and calling API's. Prior to this hackathon we were not familiar with these two things remotely.

What's next for homie

We're looking into implementing the ability to pull up the closest cheapest housing for those who are on their way out of homelessness and looking for a cheap place to stay in their area.

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