HUD Takes Steps to Make More Information Public
HUD will begin publishing online a full historical view of detailed information on the physical condition of public housing and multifamily units across the U.S. and will offer the public the opportunity to contribute to HUD's long-term strategic plan through a new interactive “suggestion box.”
Along with 15 other cabinet agencies, HUD is launching initiatives to increase transparency through the Obama administration's Open Government Directive.
HUD will supplement its Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) point-in-time site scores with a full historical view of the data, including the details for the five inspection areas that comprise the overall score—site, building exterior, building systems, common areas, and units. The data can be accessed at: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/physical_inspection_scores.
HUD has also offered the general public the opportunity to have input in the development of HUD's Six-Year Strategic Plan by creating a virtual suggestion box on HUD's Web site, at http://www.hud.gov/ideasinaction.