The Cities RISE program has enabled the City of Newburgh to provide public access to BuildingBlocks, a map-based platform of municipal data. The system enables the public to view property information including assessment data and vacancy status, without needing login credentials.
BuildingBlocks integrates different municipal data sets that can be viewed in a variety of ways. Users can get a comprehensive look at city-wide issues, map vacancies by building or ward, and filter by categories such as single family or commercial designation. City staff have been using the platform to develop innovative strategies to address distressed building stock in the City of Newburgh.
The City of Newburgh BuildingBlocks website can be accessed through two websites:
A training video is available at: https://vimeo.com/tolemi
BuildingBlocks works best in Chrome or Firefox, it will NOT work in Internet Explorer
If people have questions, they may contact Erin Cousins, Neighborhood Stabilization Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The City of Newburgh is one of 18 cities in New York to receive funding through Cities RISE (Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement) program which was launched in 2017 by the NYS Office of the Attorney General as a comprehensive strategy for helping New York families and communities rebuild from the housing crisis. The program is in its third phase and offers cities innovative solutions to address and transform vacant or poorly maintained properties. Newburgh will also use the funding to conduct a series of Quality of Life sweeps throughout 2020.
Learn more about other New York cities that are benefitting from Cities RISE: https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2020/attorney-general-james-announces-over-8-million-grant-awards-10-cities-develop