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Tableau launches $1.3 million initiative to tackle homelessness

The tech industry is stepping up on homelessness, one of the most confounding problems gripping tech hubs.

Tableau is launching a new initiative to tackle homelessness in the latest example of the tech industry taking on the housing crisis plaguing cities across the country.

The Seattle company behind data visualization software used around the world is launching a new program to help 50 U.S. communities eliminate veteran and chronic homelessness by 2025.

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The company’s philanthropic arm, Tableau Foundation, is partnering with the nonprofit Community Solutions to launch the initiative, which uses software to help service providers determine the best interventions when treating people experiencing homelessness. Tableau is committing $1.3 million in donated software, services, and financial support to scale up Community Solutions’ Built for Zero program.

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