Some info on Homelessness and Housing: We strongly recommend going to this website that would provide more insights into the problem, current existing solutions, and policies - https://endhomelessness.org/
Database for all Washington state datasets: https://data.wa.govDatabase for all Seattle datasets: https://data.seattle.gov On a Socrata data set (like those above), which is defined by an endpoint for the dataset you want, you can perform queries over the network and use the results of those queries directly in your app. We can run through an example for clarity: - Suppose you want to create a very small app that helps you navigate to the nearest place with a meal plan. - You find a dataset on data.seattle.gov that serves the days of meal programs that serve free meals to low-income and homeless people in Seattle (here). - You see that the API endpoint as provided is https://data.seattle.gov/resource/33kz-ixgy.json. The first thing you need to do is create an App-Token. - Do this by clicking on the "Sign Up for An App Token" button (get this by clicking the link in step 2). Once you fill out the form, click on the App-Tokens button on the left of the page. You’ll now have the app token that you need to use. - Once you have that, you’re ready to make queries. - A simple GET request to the endpoint in step 3 with the header X-App-Token:YOUR-TOKEN will return you the list of all the meal plans, you can now perform queries on this endpoint and modify your result using SODA (instructions below)
These steps are common to any of the Socrata Datasets you find online (a lot of APIs/Datasets from non-profits/governments are Socrata).