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#70 White Roofs to Reduce Heat Public Safety

Baltimore gets extremely hot in the summer, and heat problems can be exacerbated by dark surfaces. This "urban heat island" phenomenon (see https://e360.yale.edu/features/urban-heat-can-white-roofs-help-cool-the-worlds-warming-cities) is related to the heat absorption of many of the materials used to construct urban buildings.

#71 Financial Literacy Game / Course Education

Many young people make money mistakes that negatively impact their relationships with money and prevent them from achieving success.

#72 Reducing Petty Crime in Baltimore Public Safety

The high rate of poverty in Baltimore contributes to the frequency of petty crime in the city, especially among youth (see https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=4e986ed3214240048e186f354fe18eb7).

#73 Housing Voucher Matching App Housing

There is a lack of knowledge about how the housing voucher program works, and property owners who accept vouchers don't know where to publicize that information.

#74 Job Matching Dashboard Workforce Development

Job postings in the city don't always clearly indicate how accessible jobs are to commuters.

#75 Spanish Language Hack Baltimore Support Education

There is a lack of Spanish-language information regarding Hack Baltimore and other tech initiatives in the city.