|HUD No. 16-186
April A. Brown
December 6, 2016
HUD LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TOOL
Online tool generates a snapshot of HUD's investment at the community level
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) (https://egis.hud.gov/cart/) - an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, "How is HUD investing in my community?" CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes.
CART uses geospatial technology to show the wide variety of HUD investments by city, state, county, metropolitan area, or congressional district. It also provides an interactive mapping interface that allows users to explore HUD investments within their community and see property- and grant-level detail at a variety of geographies.
"This tool provides real-time information on HUD investments in communities across the country with just a few clicks," said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "In today's 21st century global economy where information is needed almost immediately, HUD is committed to making our resources more accessible and easier to find."
CART includes information on many of HUD's major programs invested in communities across the country including:
- Community Planning and Development Competitive and Formula Grants
- Rental Assistance through HUD's Multifamily programs, Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing properties
- Housing Counseling
- Signature programs - Promise Zones, Strong Cities Strong Communities and Rental Assistance Demonstration.
- Census demographic information
CART is available via https://egis.hud.gov/cart/ and is responsive and mobile-friendly.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.
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