Our Evolution from BuildingBlocks to the Tolemi Platform: From data to insights

When we first launched BuildingBlocks, we were focused on getting data out of closed, legacy systems and into a centralized web application. Our goal was to give municipal staff a single place to look for any property or case record, and we aimed to stay true to how those data were kept in source systems. But we soon realized that we could do more for our users by taking the next step, giving them the insights they needed to make data-driven decisions.

Emergency Rent Relief Funds: Equal Distribution is not Equitable Distribution

For millions of housing insecure Americans, 2021 holds more fear than promise. As we write this post, the US is seeing over 2,000 deaths every day, higher than any other point during the pandemic. Jobless claims remain stubbornly high. As many as 14 million American households are at risk of eviction with an estimated $25 billion in rental debt. The promise of a vaccine adds some optimism, but realistically the public health and economic climate is not likely to improve in the near future.

Tolemi in 2021

At Tolemi, we build the data integration and insights platform that helps local governments harness the power of their data and break down departmental silos. We have come together as a team of technologists, former public servants, and data junkies to help the next generation of municipal leaders usher in a wave of data-driven government.

Reflecting on Tolemi at the Five-Year Mark

For millions of housing insecure Americans, 2021 holds more fear than promise. As we write this post, the US is seeing over 2,000 deaths every day, higher than any other point during the pandemic. Jobless claims remain stubbornly high. As many as 14 million American households are at risk of eviction with an estimated $25 billion in rental debt. The promise of a vaccine adds some optimism, but realistically the public health and economic climate is not likely to improve in the near future.

Update

Feature Release: Pre-Foreclosure Data

Tolemi has added a new filter group called Owner Attributes that lets you filter by criteria such as whether the owner lives in your city or out of state, is the owner a mom & pop landlord or large national outfit, is property owned by a public entity, and of course is the property owner occupied. Check out some use cases.