Systems that assist individuals in identifying government or community provided benefits and services.
- Startups Are Finally Taking on Food Stamps
Outdated social programs are desperately in need of innovation. A new wave of apps aims to fill that niche. Wired magazine, 2017.
- Leveraging Text Messaging to Improve Communications in Safety Net Programs.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2019.
Curated by Greg Bloom
Greg Bloom (@greggish) is the founder of Open Referral, a civic technology initiative that is promoting a shift towards open sharing of resource directory data (i.e. information about who does what for whom, across all fields of health, human, and social services). Greg is a cooperative developer and community organizer, with more than a decade of experience in GOTV, class-action labor lawsuits, municipal budget battles, death penalty abolition campaigns, community wireless networks, and even a backyard chicken legalization movement. His writing has been published in In These Times, Civic Quarterly, Personal Democracy Forum, and Code for America’s Beyond Transparency.
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