DAHLIA Housing Portal Team wins SPUR Good Government Award
Maria Benjamin, Barry Roeder, Michael Solomon, and Ashley Meyers accepted the award
Prior to the DAHLIA Housing Portal, there was no centralized listing for affordable housing in the city. Each property owner or developer maintained its own listings, paper-based application process and manually conducted lotteries, sowing confusion and distrust among prospective applicants. Now, thanks to this interdepartmental team of leaders, the city has a new one-stop online location for listings and applications for all affordable rental opportunities funded or overseen by the city. DAHLIA not only benefits those looking for housing; it also benefits the city through enhanced data collection, reduced processing time and much-improved workflows. The DAHLIA team is also recognized for its user-centered design, modern agile software development and collaborative process that engages stakeholders.
The team collecting the award consisted of:
- Maria Benjamin (MOHCD)
- Barry Roeder (MOHCD)
- Michael Solomon (MOHCD)
- Ashley Meyers (SF Digital Services)
About the Good Government Awards
For the past 38 years, the Good Government Awards have recognized outstanding job performance for those serving the City and County of San Francisco. This is a unique opportunity to acknowledge the City's top managers for their leadership, vision and ability to make a difference, both within city government and the community at large.