For the Zillow/HUD hackathon in Seattle
This tool takes multiple data sources and combines them to provide census block granularity suggestions for HUD to create new housing developments. For the sake of the hackathon we looked at Chicago, because they had many sources of helpful data. We hope that in the future, this promotes inter-departmental communication regarding government-owned land.
Data sources: http://egis.hud.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/cpdmaps/AcsThematicTract/MapServer/8 -census tract median wage growth over past 10 years http://catalog.data.gov/dataset/city-owned-land-inventory-b8efd - vacant land in Chicago http://www.fcc.gov/developers/census-block-conversions-api - lat,long to census block FIPS code https://data.cityofchicago.org/Public-Safety/Crimes-2014/qnmj-8ku6 - Chicago crime 2014 http://www.transitchicago.com/downloads/sch_data/ - Chicago transit http://zillowhack.hud.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/27b53ea69f98474eb002ac3b9c6b51eb_0 - HUD Location Affordability Index