Code for America has developed a uniform format for reporting data on the health and safety of residential buildings.

Code for America, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and a coalition of industry and government partners have announced the House Facts Data Standard. This uniform, machine-readable data format enables citizens to easily view information about housing. It amounts to a health and safety history of every house and apartment within participating municipalities.

This makes things like broken plumbing, pests, asbestos, mold, and other hidden hazards more transparent. The House Facts Data Standard can be embedded into third-party apps and online platforms and the format enables the development of apps, visualizations and other tools.

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