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Lexington releases apps to provide more information for public

Includes information on housing trends, building permits, code enforcements

dashLEXINGTON, Ky. (March 26, 2015) — The City of Lexington today announced the launch of Citygram and the Lexington Housing Dashboard—two new web applications designed to make information more accessible and understandable to the public. The web apps were developed as part of Lexington’s partnership with Code for America, a non-profit that uses technology to make government services effective and easy to use.

Citygram is an opt-in notification platform where citizens can receive information via text and email for topics they choose, such as code enforcement cases or building permits in their neighborhoods.

The Housing Dashboard is a tool for identifying and visualizing broad neighborhood housing trends. The information is presented year-over-year at the neighborhood level and includes housing code complaints, nuisance complaints, building permits, foreclosures and property values. For those interested in exploring the neighborhood-level information in more detail, the underlying data can be downloaded as a spreadsheet.