The Housing Insights team of volunteer civic hackers hopes you'll use their software in other cities, too.
Thomas Hernandez and Daniel O'Malley shares news about a new mapping tool designed to aid Washington, D.C. policy makers in efforts to preserve affordable housing.
The Housing Insights tool, in the words of its own website, "assembles essential information on all subsidized affordable housing in DC and connects it to relevant outside data such as public transit, property tax assessments and neighborhood characteristics to make it easy to consider all the relevant factors when prioritizing and coordinating work."
The Housing Insights tool is the result of a civic hacker group called Code for DC, along with support from numerous local organizations. The Housing Insight platform is also open source, so other cities can make use of its software by checking out GitHub.
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