2014年2月23日日曜日

HackSF

Today I joined HackSF in the afternoon.

http://www.letshacksf.com/

HackSF was an event that nonprofits based in San Francisco (La Casa de las Madres, the Eviction Defense Collaborative, and Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin) talks about their missions. Each organization shares one key challenge it faces that, if addressed, would have a significant positive impact on its ability to fulfill its mission. Hackathon teams will then have 24 hours to come up with their best ideas.

Day2 is presentation- the prizes ($5,000 each) will be given to the nonprofits so that each of them can implement the winning idea devised to benefit their organization. Judging criteria is as follows:
  1. Presentation
  2. Impact - how likely that it will create positive impact
  3. Sustainability
  4. Innovation - original, creative
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Shannon Spanhake from San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation giving welcome talk.

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3 non-profits gave their pitches.

La Casa de las Madres is working on social justice and anti domestic violence. They have a mission to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They have 24 hour hotlines, partner with SF police department, and runs confidentially located emergency shelter (364 women and children accessed for up to an 8 week stay). They have Community-based programs etc. 2.4 million dollar operation budget. 10,000 community members.

http://lacasa.org/

"Domestic violence is not just physical violence. It is about power and control. It is an escalating pattern of abuse in which one person is an intimate relationship controls the other through force, intimidation, or the threat of violence."

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"Strike Out Violence Day" - 42,000 reached, $35,000 raised.

"1000 Voices Strong" campaign.




SF Good Will is an organization aiming to break the cycle of poverty by helping people get jobs and become self-sufficient. They are helping people in recovery from eviction, came out from jail, etc and providing on-the-job training, job placements, education, job partnerships, etc.

http://sfgoodwill.org/

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Donation and eCommerce is their revenue source.

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Diane Joiner story

"Go BIN" - will be placed in big apartments in SF, easy for residents to provide recycle clothes. Frog Design designed the bin!

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Challenge: Get San Franciscans under 40 to invest in their community by investing in Goodwill.

Eviction Defense Collaborative is an organization that defends citizens from eviction lawsuits.

http://www.evictiondefense.org/



Usually lawsuits are very long fight, but eviction lawsuits happen really quickly and the tenants only have 5 days to respond. They really need protection. EDC assists anyone and do not turn anyone down, since usually really poor people are thrown into those lawsuits. EDC prepared necessary paperwork for 2,003 cases a year.

Services that EDC provide includes:
Legal assistance- The Eviction Defense Collaborative provides counseling and legal help to tenants during the eviction process. Programs include preparing a response to the lawsuit, limited representation at the settlement conference, and preparation of requests for delays of the sheriff's eviction.

Rental Assistance- The Rental Assistance Program provides one-time, no-interest loans to tenants at risk of losing their residence and becoming homeless. Follow the link for more information on who we help, how we help, and if we can help you.

Challenge: To empower tenants around the City with the resources to preserve their housing in the face of illegal eviction threats.

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"Tech is part of the solution to displacement"

Unlawful detainer procedures and time chart


Presentation file of EDC

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After the pitches by the non-profits, we spread into teams and started to hack.

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I decided to join the EDC team.

Resources:

2012 Eviction Report



Hack SF Nonprofit Brief of EDC

Partners that can help:

Relevant Data

Housing

Monthly Rent Board Statistics (Petitions, Appeals, Evictions)

These monthly statistics are published in a report format (PDF) showing things like number of appeals, evictions, etc.


Rent Board annual eviction reports

The Annual Eviction Report is submitted to the Board of Supervisors every year and reflects eviction notices filed with the department from March thru February. This includes the pdf versions of past years as well as the current year.
http://www.sfrb.org/index.aspx?page=46


Rent Board annual statistical reports

These reports are produced roll up statistics on the work of the Rent Board. They include stats on evictions, petitions, and appeals as they relate to the work of the Rent Board.


Rent Board Referral Listing

This is a list of external agencies and organizations that may be relevant to tenants.


Housing Code Violations (aka, Housefacts)

Housefacts is a data standard for reporting building inspections including violations, locations and owners of the properties. You can learn more here: http://housefacts.me, spec available here: https://sites.google.com/site/housefactsdatastandard/hfds/specification, data here:


San Francisco Housing Authority Parcels

These are spatial files that can be opened in open source software like QGIS or proprietary software like ArcGIS. This shows the location of SF Housing Authority owned parcels.


Housing Affordability Gap by Neighborhood

The data illustrate median two bedroom home sale prices per neighborhood with an estimated income needed to afford the median priced home versus what the median neighborhood household income is as of the 2010 American Community Survey. These data are represented spatially and require some form of GIS software to open.
https://data.sfgov.org/Public-Health/Housing-Affordability-Gap-by-Neighborhood-San-Fran/nyy3-sijf

Hack SF Github Repository

1) a Sinatra webapp that sends and receives JSON and places them in a Redis server. It's a very simple way to store data and pass it around. This has instructions on how to deploy to heroku.
2) an HTML boiler template that has a reset css file as well as jquery and some simple addons in a plugin.js file. this should get you running on a static html site. if you want to use something like twitter bootstrap that can be included.
3) an HTML boiler template that also has a PHP mobile detect for making mobile webapps and includes all the stuff that is in the HTML boiler app.

View from the venue:

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Day2 presentation results can be seen here:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki