Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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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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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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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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My son almost died in HUD funded Housing

Dear Mr. Donovan: Below is a letter I wrote to Ron Sims, whom I am acquainted with because of my social justice activism in seattle for many years. I am not one to write letters and go thru bureaucratic red tape when I have direct connections to the people who have the power, especially when it comes to the life of my son. I have been talking about this issue on facebook and twitter for weeks, so it's only a matter ...more »

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Segment Of Homelessness That the Government Does Not Care About

Deutsche Bank promised to let me allow me to buy the house I lived in where the owner went into foreclosure, they sent me to Litton Loan Servicing, who has put a value on the house of $400,000 (I guess this was deter me fron receiving the property). Who cares that I put all the renovation work into the property, it still needs works and it does not even have a heater. My whole family is disabled accept for my daughter ...more »

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Live Webcast of HUD property conditions

HUD-funded projects should be required to install security cameras in public areas and make them viewable by the public. In particular properties with a history of crime, drug dealing, gang activity and violence should be required to record activities on their properties for the public record, and make recordings available for legal proceedings. In the absence of security cameras HUD officials should be relocated ...more »

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HUD should live webcast all meetings

HUD should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and proceedings transparent to the ...more »

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