U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Housing and Urban Development

Chief Data Officer (Acting): Jill Janecek (also CTO, Office of CIO)

Full Data Transparency for the Public Good

What is data.hud.gov?

Data.hud.gov was developed by the Office of the Chief Information Officer to provide web service-based access to publicly available, machine readable datasets generated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Data.hud.gov provides a listing of all available services, information on each, example code, and a “Try This API” section, so end users will have all information they need to produce meaningful results.

Who can use the web services on data.hud.gov?

Anyone. Data.hud.gov was created with the idea that anyone (students, researchers, third party developers, etc.) could learn about HUD’s public-facing web services and utilize them to create meaningful output.

One example of HUD public web services is Housing Counseling Agencies, which allows searching by name, city, state, and current location to find information regarding Housing Counseling Agencies.

Another HUD online service open to the public is Section 3 Business Lookup, which allows searching by location, zip, and business type to find information on Section 3 Businesses.

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

How can I request additional datasets on data.hud.gov?

If there is a dataset you would like to see us share, please submit a request to this email: webmanager@hud.gov