HUD Bets on Tech Innovation for Opportunity Zones

first_img July 9, 2019 3,049 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News HUD Bets on Tech Innovation for Opportunity Zones  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Census Bureau HUD Opportunity Project Opportunity Zones Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily Census Bureau HUD Opportunity Project Opportunity Zones 2019-07-09 Radhika Ojha Previous: Homeownership at the Center of How Americans Save Next: Millennials Swarming to the Suburbs Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / HUD Bets on Tech Innovation for Opportunity Zonescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will co-lead an Opportunity Zone-focused workforce challenge of the U.S. Census Bureau’s “The Opportunity Project (TOP)” initiative. TOP is an accelerator program that matches tech companies, universities, government, and communities together to create useful digital products for the public.For this challenge, HUD said that it will collaborate with the private sector so that stakeholders in opportunity zones, including communities and investors, can use technology to strengthen investments in underserved areas.“HUD is pleased that leading innovators from across the country are directly taking on the challenge of developing products to help people invest in Opportunity Zones,” said Ben Carson, Secretary HUD. “We also want to thank the Census Bureau and the other agencies participating in this summer’s Opportunity Project. Working together, we collaborate with the private sector to solve some of the most pressing issues facing Americans in economically distressed areas. This project will help ensure that Opportunity Zone stakeholders have access to the best data, innovation, and expertise as investment continues to flow into these underserved areas.”The Census Bureau’s Opportunity Project utilizes the expertise of professionals from across government, the technology sector, and private business to focus on a specific challenge during designated ‘sprints.’ The final products for the summer challenge will be shared in Washington, D.C. in December 2019, HUD said in a statement.“Government, the technology industry, and the communities that comprise Opportunity Zones all have a significant role to play in establishing new products and services that can benefit the Americans who need them most,” said Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.HUD said that the Opportunity Challenge was part of the work being undertaken by Carson as the Chair of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The Council’s 16 Federal member agencies and Federal-State partnerships are engaging with governments at all levels—state, local, tribal, and territorial—and the private sector on ways to more effectively use taxpayer dollars to revitalize low-income communities. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img

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