City Housing Checkup

The City Housing Checkup project has been retired. This page has been archived for historical purposes.

NCHH, Socrata, and the Civic Engine developed the City Housing Checkup to improve the uniformity, effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of housing health and safety regulations nationally. The City Housing Checkup was a dashboard of a city’s performance on housing health and safety. By highlighting patterns of unsafe housing and identifying the factors responsible for these patterns, City Housing Checkup was created to provide the insights and evidence needed for regulators, advocates, and policymakers to improve housing conditions.

City Housing Checkup leveraged national efforts to make government housing inspection data more transparent. Recent developments in open data are bringing housing code inspections into the light. For example, the House Facts Open Data Standard is a uniform format for reporting government data on the operation, safety, and performance of residential buildings. Several cities and information technology companies adopted the House Facts standards in their business practices. Disclosure of housing inspection data in a uniform standard allows application developers to build information tools for housing consumers, property owners, regulators, and advocates.

For additional information about the City Housing Checkup, please contact Amanda Reddy.