Poverty

Community Technology Alliance

Creating the technical infrastructure needed to address issues of homelessness and poverty

Data around homelessness and poverty is often fragmented. CTA helps combine data streams from multiple agencies for a more comprehensive view of the challenge.

Partnership start date: 2015

Total funding to date: $766,338

Sustainable Development Goals:

  • No Poverty (1)
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9)
  • Reduced Inequalities (10)

Region: United States

Website: https://ctagroup.org/faq/

What they do
Community Technology Alliance was founded in 1991 in Santa Clara County, California with the aim of developing technology to help end homelessness in the region. Since then, it has evolved into a national nonprofit that works with nonprofits and public service agencies to help them better exchange data on homelessness in order to work more collaboratively.

What our partnership does
Tableau Foundation works with CTA to run a Data Fellowship that trains nonprofit and public service officers in data standardization and analytics. Through the Fellowship, Tableau Foundation and CTA are advancing the ways in which data-centered collaboration can help address the homelessness crisis.

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