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The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched “Innovation of the Day,” a new online platform that will share innovative practices on affordable housing, community development and other topics close to HUD’s mission.

Its purpose is to seek new ideas that can be leveraged not only within HUD, but among other agencies, communities, philanthropic organizations, non-profit agencies and the public, the agency said.

“Innovation of the Day is a tool to form partnerships and invite new and bold ideas to stimulate uncommon solutions to our everyday problems,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “As an organization, HUD is embracing innovation that can have a profound and lasting impact in unexpected and exciting ways.”

The new platform includes a submission form and innovations database for use by anyone, ranging from the general public to researchers. The site will feature select innovations highlighting some of best innovations HUD receives. The site will also include a dashboard to reveal trends such as geography or innovation theme.