On December 6, HUD launched the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – a new online and mobile-friendly tool that offers the public real-time information on HUD investments across a community. This interactive reference and mapping tool uses geospatial technology to show a variety of property- and grant level detail by city, state, county, metropolitan area, or congressional district levels. According to HUD, CART cuts down the time that it typically takes to generate this information from several days to minutes.
CART includes information on many of HUD’s major programs, including:
- Community Planning and Development Competitive and Formula Grants
- Rental Assistance through HUD’s Multifamily programs, Housing Choice Vouchers and Public Housing properties
- Housing Counseling
- Signature programs – Promise Zones, Strong Cities Strong Communities and Rental Assistance Demonstration.
- Census demographic information
CART also allows users to build custom community maps using thematic layers (i.e., voucher concentration, poverty rate) and property layers (i.e., location of public housing buildings, CDBG and HOME activities).Access CART online at: egis.hud.gov/cart