Currently, Michael Johnson Jr (me) is the only developer for St. De Paul. The project is not yet incorporated, but I'd like to incorporate as a non-profit. The code for St. De Paul is open source; anyone can contribute and improve the site.
I had the idea for the project when I was trying to think of ways that web infrastructure can help cities build physical infrastructure. I started to think more broadly, and thought about how so many people in my community are struggling, and could be helped if they knew about social services in their area. I decided that St. De Paul can be a solution to this problem and other problems: to reduce homelessness, and to reduce poverty.
St. Vincent De Paul, the person, devoted his life to helping the poor. I named this organization after him because that is also the goal of this organization.