Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Shelter Me: Finding Shelter for Humans in the Heartland
by Anderson, Angela Penelope, M.A., University of Kansas, 2017, 87; 10281625
Abstract (Summary)

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires homeless care facilities to collect and submit data on their clients in order for them to receive grant funding. However, the government does not provide a single system-wide Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data solution. Homeless care facilities are required to purchase a HMIS database system from private companies which results in HMIS systems being closed databases and unconnected nationwide or community-wide. If a single unified HMIS system was created and used by all care facilities nationwide, it would alleviate duplication of case files, inaccuracies in national statistics, and create an ecosystem that enables those seeking shelter to find care more efficiently.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eckersley, Michael D.
Commitee: Friedman, Reva, Hossler, Tim
School: University of Kansas
Department: Design
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Design
Keywords: Homelessness, Interaction design
Publication Number: 10281625
ISBN: 9781369767445