“What that means is public data, the transactions of houses and foreclosures on homes…that information is sold to private companies only and they then sell it back to us,” said Spiker. “Why do we need to fight with every single county to get access to this information?”
About the Author: Spike
Spike has research experience in community development, housing, criminology, spatial epidemiology and reentry issues. He speaks nationally about data driven decision making and was chosen as one of Next American City’s Vanguard class of 2012 and honored as a White House Champion of Change in 2013. He’s a dad, husband and co-author for the new book on open public data: Beyond Transparency.