Local news provider EveryBlock is adding one more set of data to its already burgeoning local news feeds: Entries from SeeClickFix, a New Haven, CT-based site which enables residents to report non-emergency issues, like broken sidewalks and bad signage.
The partnership will fold SeeClickFix reports and issue-reporting tools into msnbc.com-owned EveryBlock, which currently aggregates local information for 16 municipalities across the country. The SeeClickFix data will appear in EveryBlock results when users search by Zip code, alongside results for calls to 911, business reviews, real estate listings, and user photos.
SeeClickFix was founded two years ago as a kind of community-managed 3-1-1 site to let residents report issues, communicate with local officals, and collaborate to solve community problems. According to PaidContent, the use of SeeClickFix is accelerating. It had 10,000 citizen reports in its first 18 monthsand 14,000 in the last six weeks. The EveryBlock deal comes a week after SeeClickFix announced a similar content-sharing arrangement with the Journal Register Company.