The Housing Data Hub was born out of the notion that in order to mature our open data practice at the City, we needed to diversify our approach to publishing data. In the City’s open data strategy, a quick look at datasets over time reveals a publishing stagnation.
Today we launched the Housing Data Hub - your go to resource to learn about housing programs in San Francisco and the data behind them. This is also the first of what we hope to be a series of strategic open data releases over time.
We are excited to launch our new website! Going forward DataSF.org will be the home of our official website, while we have re-branded the open data portal as SF Open Data at data.sfgov.org. From day one, we needed a website, not just an open data portal.
When Joy first started as Chief Data Officer, DataSF, the program, was represented only by the open data portal, the product. Early on, she recognized that part of maturing the open data program meant giving DataSF a true home on the web.