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Matching Tool Overview


The University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy (DSaPP) collaborated with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service to develop a matching tool to integrate data from the Criminal Justice system and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

DSaPP and CSH partnered with the following jurisdictions to standardize the development of the matching tool:

  • Boone County, MO
  • Clark County, NV
  • McLean County, IL
  • Salt Lake County, UT


The main purpose of the matching tool is to integrate data from the homeless services and criminal justice systems, which will allow a community to identify frequent users of both systems and provide intervention for those who need it the most.


For guidlines on contributing to the repository, please read the document in the repository.

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) was a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that received funding from 2010 to 2016. Using public and private resources to find and grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of results, SIF intermediaries received funding to award to subrecipients that focus on overcoming challenges in economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. Although CNCS made its last SIF intermediary awards in fiscal year 2016, SIF intermediaries will continue to administer their subrecipient programs until their federal funding is exhausted.

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under Social Innovation Fund Grant No.16PSHNY002. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS.