Homeless people in our cities and how they were impacted by COVID-19

What it does:

One home is a web application designed to assist people in need, aimed at the homeless in particular, in finding the closest resources to them any where on the globe. Our app communicates with Google Maps API to list the closest shelters near the given address. Beyond that, we wanted to give shelter owners a platform to signal to the community the status of their inventory: if there are any vacant beds left, if they provide food services, medical assistance and access to clothes banks. To do that, shelter owners can sign up for a free profile, verify their shelter by providing an ID (like an electricity bill) and create an updated profile on the application. We also provided the ability for any person to create a profile and to reserve a place in a shelter as a guest or as an already registered user. In the future, we would want to work with an organization that provide free ride shares to people in need such as Red Nose.

How I built it:

Using React as a javascript framework and Spring as a java framework to communicate with our user database and Google Maps API

Challenges I ran into:

Trying to get only shelters listed from google map

Accomplishments that I'm proud of:

I am proud of the project, it is something I actually believe in and would want to make into an actual product

What I learned:

how to use React, MySQL

What's next for One Home:

We all agree on finishing this project together as a team beyond this hackathon and hopefully we will deploy with a mobile app interface soon.

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