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Campaign: Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for this agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Those OpenGov Team members, ...more »

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Engage Ameri-corp, Habitat 4 Humanity & others

Hud's mission statement has a great opportunity to be put into action, if only you would actively engage the service learning/volunteer community,a community that has in this decade grown leaps and bounds, especially with the youth of America. Engage people in service and inspire congress to provide them with a stipend and debt relief from their student loans. If Habitat for Humanity can "build" houses for low income ...more »

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Landlords should be subject to background checks (section 8)

I have become increasingly disturbed about the lack of accountability and responsibility required by HUD from the landlords who participate in the Section 8 program. Their level of accountability and active participation in the program needs to be increased exponentially to match those of the participants. Including but not limited to, background checks, filling out annual reports, periodic surveys,and an annual face ...more »

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True healthcare reform must link HEALTH with HOUSING

TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA IF HE TRANSFORMS AND ELEVATES LOW INCOME HOUSING STANDARDS, HE WILL TRANSFORM HEALTH CARE AT A DEEPER AND EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT LEVEL, SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY, AND BRING DOWN THE DEFICIT EVEN LOWER THAN WHAT THE CBO PROJECTED! Below I have provided a link to a recent article in the L.A Times, that goes into great depth about how substandard housing for low income families contributes to the health ...more »

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New Technology to help with Transparency

Application of New Information Technology to the Transparency Objective of the Open Government Directive While the Open Government Directive offers an unprecedented challenge to Federal Agencies, information technology is now available to assist Agencies in achieving the Transparency objective of the Directive in a rapid, cost-effective manner. Throughout the Directive, the need to proactively provide easy to use, ...more »

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Place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival ...more »

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Place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival ...more »

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Homelessness & Vets

Ok, I tried to buy a condo in vegas and help no less than five vets in town each at different times. None of them had ever used their down assistance and all of them were in a bad mental state. None of them wanted to use the tax credit available. I tried also, although not a vet and realized that I couldn't afford the total cost of the condo. The price was just too much. Even for a poor area. So why is this the case. ...more »

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adopt the NFHA / MoveSmart.org Tech Recommendations

The National Fair Housing Alliance and MoveSmart.org, in conjunction with the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and based on the feedback of a wide number of fair housing organizations around the country, has put together a list of 10 technical recommendations for HUD in general and FHEO in particular. While some of these recommendations have been adopted in part since this list was first released in early January the ...more »

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Develop an OpenHUD Social Strategy

Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the pace of change. Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them. We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice: Leadership ...more »

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Accountability, Transparency, Collaboration

Many of the Local Agency have developed wonderful plans that outline services, some even outline specific goals and outcomes. I think it is important for the three tiers, federal, state and local to be on the same page. This means policies that not only support owners but also support tenants rights. A task force which consists of participants of the section 8 program should be developed on a state level and federal ...more »

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Improve tenant rights

I would like for HUD housing to really support the tenants rather than the money-grabbing landlords. Tenants should have a say in "house rules" rather than the landlord arbitrarily forcing rules that do not benefit the tenants. An advisory committee for HUD should be formed consisting of section 8 tenants that stipulate reasonable rules and regulations for housing. Section 8 tenants should be treated as people and have ...more »

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