Technical.ly Baltimore recently featured 2018 OSI Community Fellow Ava Pipitone and her fellowship program, HostHome. The project, which is still in its early stages, will use technology to connect people in the transgender community to emergency housing. Pipitone’s initial pilot program was able to sign up for hosts who housed 21 guests. She’s hoping to use her fellowship to fine tune the website and software and launch a second pilot, with the goal of providing housing for 1,000 guests by the end of the first full year of operation.
“We are already housing our own on our sofas and in our spare rooms,” Pipitone says. “No one should run out of sofas to crash on in community.”
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