2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

GIS applications for a metropolitan housing authority

Jung-Wook Kim, AMHA

As Planning and Development Specialist at AMHA, Jung-Wook Kim participated in planning and development projects applying GIS in a variety of planning research, community development, and asset management. He prepared a variety of funding applications and development proposals including HOPE VI and Ohio Green Communities grants. He also applied a GIS-based planning support system (What if?TM) for the analysis and projection of regional land use changes, urban sprawl, and farmland loss in Ohio.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 9:10 AM - Track 4

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is not only one of the largest HAs, but also a leading HA in this country. AMHA’s housing portfolio includes approximately 4,500 low-income public housing units and 4,700 of housing choice vouchers. AMHA has used GIS to support and streamline a variety of planning, decision-making and management processes. GIS planner supported AMHA with its exceptional functionality including spatial data inventory, spatial analysis, and visual display that provides a geographic location context. For the last several years, AMHA’s planner has employed ArcGIS to create and modify diverse sets of planning information in the process of asset management and neighborhood revitalization planning, resident relocation program, property acquisition management, resident supportive services and program evaluation and monitoring. The presentation will go over a variety of GIS applications that helped a large public housing authority in planning and assisting decision-making processes in the abovementioned disciplines.