The Cleveland Housing Hackathon will bring together those in the field of planning and development along with those in technology to help the Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Agency (CMHA) tackle a central question around housing mobility:

How can we better illustrate well-resourced areas, in order to help Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) recipients find properties and increase mobility?

At the Cleveland Housing Hackathon, we invite you develop a creative solution for this problem and help residents navigate the search for affordable housing. Through the Housing Choice Voucher Program, recipients have greater freedom as to where to live, but this also forces them to make a choice on what place will be best. We define well-resourced as areas that have increased access to quality services for transportation, education, wellness, and connectivity, and have highlighted the availability of these resources as contributing factors in the decision for where to live. Click any/all of the links below to understand the related issues of housing access.


DigitalC and CMHA collaborated to provide several open datasets that can be used to craft solutions to these problem statements. They are available here on the CivicInsights Hub.

Data tagged with: Housing and Development, Community and Economic Development, and Transportation may all be helpful to planners, designers and developers for the Hackathon. Please note that all and any data on the CivicInsights Hub can be used by the public for this Hackathon and other projects.

If you need assistance getting started with the portal, please check out the Getting Started page.

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