Follow Us

Ownership, evictions, and violations: an overview of housing data use cases

by

Cities from coast to coast are grappling with major challenges in providing safe and adequate housing for their residents, as developers continue to build in luxury condominiums and affordable options dwindle. In the face of this struggle, civic hackers and housing advocates use open data to collaborate to develop tools to protect renters’ rights and aid communities facing displacement. My project aims to build a tool that helps hackers collect and organize housing data that is readily available. 

Continue reading
Share This:

An open data maturity scale for cities to find right-sized solutions

by

Local governments are often ambitious when it comes to innovating around open data and civic technology -- they envision highly developed tools and open data products that will change the way communities solve problems. But sometimes open data projects fall flat because of any number of challenges: data isn’t usable, data is hard for users to find, data is presented at the wrong skill level, data is shared through the wrong forum or platform. 

Continue reading
Share This:

Today in OpenGov: Anonymous tips

by

In today's edition, the healthcare industry launches an ad blitz against Medicare for All, the US Ambassador to Germany calls out journalists for blocking him on Twitter, flights out of Hong Kong are canceled amid ongoing protests, and more. 

Continue reading
Share This:

Today in OpenGov: Controversy

by

In today's edition, Interior got some help on its controversial FOIA policy, New Hampshire's governor vetoed a nonpartisan redistricting bill, President Trump's fundraising stirs up controversy, and more. 

Continue reading
Share This:

Today in OpenGov: Restricted access

by

In today's edition, analyzing donors to the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, supporting sound financial stewardship in cities with transparency, restricting press access in El Paso and Dayton, targeting Hong Kong's airport with a sit in, and more. 

Continue reading
Share This:

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Today 59063

Charity Navigator