May 23, 2022

Improving Communities Using Open Data, White House Announces New Program

Here’s a new program for local libraries to know about, inform others about, and even be a part of.

From FedScoop:

The Obama administration Monday unveiled a new open data portal that melds tools from various federal and local government agencies to help communities find ways to improve their residents’ lives.


The project, which is hosted by the Census Bureau at, combines data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Agriculture, and other agencies to give communities information on jobs, housing, transportation, schools and other neighborhood amenities.

Read the Complete Article

Lear More About the Project (White House Fact Sheet)

See Also: Project’s Github Page

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