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Accession Number PB2013-104761
Title Feasibility of Developing a National Parcel Database: County Data Records Project Final Report.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 84p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charted new territory in an effort to develop a national database of standardized parcel-level (property) data collected directly from the most authoritative sources: local counties. HUD contracted with Abt Associates Inc. and their subcontractors, Fairview Industries and Smart Data Strategies, to embark on an exploratory project for assembling local assessor data, including key attributes such as property address, assessed value, land use, sales price, and sales history, for 127 targeted counties. The primary tasks of the project included identifying the appropriate data sources in each community, assembling the data and metadata, and standardizing the data in a common format to be accessible for HUD research efforts and for possibly aggregating data to higher levels of geography for public dissemination. The research team identified authoritative sources and collected data and relevant documentation from 109 of the originally selected 127 counties--an 86-percent response rate--at varying levels of comprehensiveness. Achieving this response rate required extensive and unexpected additional outreach because of both the timing of the data collection phase (during the peak work season in many county assessors offices) and extensive negotiations for government-to-government (G2G) data-sharing agreements between the counties and HUD.
Keywords Communities
Data base management
Data collection
Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)
Information dissemination
Land use
Local government
Property management
Property values

Source Agency Office of Policy Development and Research
NTIS Subject Category 91G - Urban Administration & Planning
43B - Economic & Community Development
70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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