Amid crisis, San Francisco using data to track homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is turning to big data to help ease its homeless crisis.

The city has been quietly crafting a system to closely track every homeless man, woman and child, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday.

The purpose is two-fold: to tailor housing, rehabilitation and other services to them, but also to eliminate wasteful duplication of those efforts.

The idea is that homelessness counselors and people running shelters would be able to quickly access health,...

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