Adelaide CBD to track number of homeless

Adelaide may soon have a website to track the number of people sleeping rough in real time.

Charity group the Don Dunstan Foundation is looking at ways of better tracking homelessness in the city to increase awareness of the issue, target assistance and check if efforts to reduce the number on the streets is being reduced.

While it still has to work out the technical details, it believes it can develop a “dashboard” that would provide the information as “close to real time as possible”.

“We want to get to a point where we can create a website that has the number of people who are sleeping rough on the street on any given night live,” Foundation executive director David Pearson said.

“So you can know as close to real-time as possible that it is minus two tonight and there are 17 people sleeping rough.”

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