City offers online housing navigation tool

Residents can now look up Danville housing information online.

The city’s interactive “story map” provides a view of Danville’s housing landscape, according to a news release from the city.

The Housing Navigator includes information on housing demand and sales, parcels available for development, revitalization efforts and services, according to the news release.

Information on the tool is regularly updated.

The city’s information technology department and the community development department’s division of housing & development created the interactive story map.

Brady Walker, a GIS specialist in the city’s information technology department, designed the site.

“Interest in the city’s housing situation has grown exponentially, yet vital information has been spread across disparate sources,” Walker said in a prepared statement.

A housing strategy report in 2022 underscored the need for hundreds of new single-family homes and thousands of apartments to accommodate both pent-up and future housing demands, Walker added.

“Our goal for the Housing Navigator was to create a repository of housing resources that empowers residents, businesses, and developers with the prudent information to make informed decisions toward meeting those demands,” Walker said in the statement.

Susan McCulloch, division director for housing and development, said the story map is an innovative way to reach out to residents and developers.

“The Housing Navigator showcases services, resources, and development needs in an easy-to-navigate format with interesting charts and interactive features,” she said in a prepared statement. “What a great project and idea to inform the community and entice residential developers to Danville.”

The site can be reached at

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