Deepening Impact

Code for America focuses on three key areas of human impact: health, economic development, and safety and justice.

Atlanta residents who receive traffic tickets can now avoid getting trapped in bench warrants by texting their citation number to pay the ticket, or find out when to appear in court, thanks to the Atlanta fellowship team.

Code for America offers our city an unparalleled opportunity to encourage collective problem-solving through civic collaboration, while creating a more open and transparent government.

— Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta, Georgia

  • 200K

    Atlanta residents who get traffic tickets every year

  • 5hrs

    Prior average wait time to resolve and pay a ticket

  • 1

    Text that now tells you whether you can pay online

A complex, clunky application process means that millions of Californians eligible for food stamps aren't getting them. CleanAssist makes it easier for them to apply for and receive the assistance they need to feed their families.

The work with Code for America has focused San Francisco on improving the user customer experience. It's clear there is significant work to be done to improve system design and user experience locally and across the state.

— Leo O'Farrell, CalFresh Director, San Francisco Human Services Agency

  • 1.5M+

    Number of Californians eligible for food stamps who aren't getting them

  • 3hr

    Approximate time it takes to apply on the current online system

  • 15min

    Average time it takes to apply with CleanAssist

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The Code for Boston Brigade knew their city was getting more expensive, but wanted hard data to contribute to policy discussions on affordable housing. Ungentry is a new app that tracks a number of gentrification factors, including average rents over time.

It's important that people can get an accurate picture of just how much their surroundings are changing, and to spark a discussion about where we want the city to be in the next 20 years.

— Matthew Rouser, Ungentry Lead Developer, Code for Boston

  • 15

    Brigade members contributing to Ungentry on GitHub

  • 1.5K

    Number of active Brigade projects on GitHub