Launch Event for Housing Insights: A New Tool for Preserving Affordable Housing in Washington, DC

Urban–Greater DC   (Washington, D.C.)

October 2017

The Urban Institute, the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Code for DC, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development hosted an event for the release of the new Housing Insights website that will put better information in the hands of decisionmakers and advocates for affordable housing. Housing Insights will make it easy to browse a list of all subsidized affordable housing in DC, regardless of what subsidy program they are part of. And it will connect to relevant outside data, such as public transit, zoning, and neighborhood characteristics, to make it easy to consider all relevant factors when prioritizing and coordinating efforts to keep housing in DC affordable.You can explore the tool here: http://housinginsights.org/. 

Housing Insights is a product of the DC site in the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative harnesses the power of technology and data to make local governments and civic organizations more effective in meeting the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Led by three national organizations – Code for AmericaLiving Cities, and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership – the Collaborative is a two-year project that provides grants and technical assistance to seven urban communities around the country to improve civic tech and data ecosystems. We believe that technology can be a force for the public good, and that institutions and sectors can collaborate and involve local residents in the design of technology solutions that address challenges faced by low-income people. The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative is active in Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Seattle/King County, St. Louis, and Washington D.C. Funding for this collaborative was made possible with support and partnership from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

 

 

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