National Shelter System Data: Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications to COVID-19
by Abhishek Bhatia
In the United States, the vast majority of shelters are operated by agencies like the American Red Cross, other not-for-profit organizations, or directly by the county government. During disasters, the sudden demand for services at these shelters contributes to challenges in resource allocation and complicates the logistics of keeping people safe during mass gatherings.
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