HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center conducts physical property inspections of
properties that are owned, insured or subsidized by HUD, including public
housing and multifamily assisted housing. About 20,000 such inspections are
conducted each year to ensure that assisted families have housing that is
decent, safe, sanitary and in good repair. This page provides a full historical
view of the results of those inspections, providing point-in-time property
scores. Results are available for download as a comma-delimited dataset.
Separate datasets are available for public housing and for multifamily assisted
properties. The results represent the inspections conducted from 2001 through
September 2009. The dataset includes property identifiers and location
Getting this into a working dataset is very easy, so my read-in code does not provide much value beyond pointing out the existence of this dataset. I'm interesting in Chicago public housing in particular, so I put together a few kdensity plots of the inspection scores in Chicago. In general, this is a dataset that would be more useful linked to other data, which is what I am primarily doing with it.