The application allows the user to enter a series of locations, along with how often they visit each of them. For most people, work will be the most frequent one. However, people have more complex needs. A user may be taking care of an elderly loved one, participating in an education program, or doing volunteer work or community services. By allowing an arbitrary number of locations, we get a more nuanced picture of the user's lifestyle.
The app then computes a polygon based on those locations representing the optimal area where that user could live to be close to their commitments. There are placeholders to gather more information about government programs they may qualify for and their income, and to use these factors to make suggestions of available assistance programs.
Second Place: "Push to Rent"
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Push to Rent is an application that gives renters at the lowest income levels to be able to apply for and find housing in one easy to use environment.
Renters simply go to the Push to Rent Desktop or Mobile Website and create an account which also serves as the only application they need to complete. In one place, renters input their applicant information such as Name, Email, Phone Number, Address, Social Security Number, Monthly Income, Name of Employer; all the information needed when applying for a rental property. This information is immediately verified through credit checks, background checks, and employment verification, and Push to Rent provides a list of rental properties which fit the needs of the prospective tenants.
Through an algorithm, we are able to establish a ranking of best properties, color coating by green, yellow, and red, and in addition having a number score. This score takes into account public housing qualifications, Section 8 Voucher qualifications, ability to pay, proximity to employment, and transportation need.
Wheeler brings wheelchair accessibility information forward. It's a version of Zillow optimized for the needs of people who use wheelchairs to get around. As it grows, Wheeler will push property owners to talk openly about compliance to ADA standards.