JustFix.NYC "Smart Features"
|Organization Category||Housing Security|
|About Us|| JustFix.nyc is a non-profit that supports renters (currently in NYC) facing evictions and neglected housing conditions with technology that helps them build well-documented cases and connect with community and legal advocates. Our platform is comprised of two complementary tools:
1. A mobile app that assists tenants in gathering evidence, mediating with their landlord through templated communications, reporting violations to city agencies, connecting with organizers and attorneys, and presenting a “case history” in housing court (currently available at http://www.justfix.nyc/).
2. A dashboard that allows community organizers, legal aid attorneys, and other advocates to communicate with tenants and track data about buildings, landlords, and neighborhoods. It will be integrated with open datasets from a range of city and state agencies (in development).
|Project Name||JustFix “Smart Features”|
2. Our tenants users have a variety of tactics they can take to achieve resolutions in issues with their landlords. They often meet with advocates who suggest specific actions for them to take -- what we call “tenant homework”. We want to incorporate Machine Learning in order to start building out a logic and automation or recommendation for the tactics a tenant should use based on what we have seen to be most successful for past users. \\Additionally, we would like to include OCR (Optical character recognition) so that we could detect particular text and fields on the uploaded/photographed documents and use that data in various ways.
|Time Estimation||8 - 12 weeks at 10-20 hours per week|
|Skills Needed|| To be consistent with the architecture and skills available within JustFix, we would use tools and technologies that have strong support both within JustFix and within the industry.
|Specific Tasks|| Key features to produce are:
|Links||(to be provided upon inquiry)|
|Contact|| Georges: email@example.com
Dan (technical lead): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley (design lead): email@example.com