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Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Data Tools and Video Reports

This page provides links to indicator tools and data resources related to community development and neighborhood stabilization. These innovative resources are often available free and can help practitioners better understand the trends and dynamics of their local communities. Many communities have harnessed these and other tools to help design better policy and make more effective investment decisions.

Federal Reserve Foreclosure Resources

Center for Housing Policy Data Resources -- Leaving the Board

Map Your Community Internet Widget (PolicyMap) Leaving the Board

(on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Data Sources Leaving the Board

Policy Map Leaving the Board

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Sets 

Urban Institute National Data Repository Leaving the Board

U.S. Census 2010 Data Access Tools

Video Reports


Innovative Practices in Communities

 Baltimore  Oakland


The real estate crisis has left communities across the country struggling to deal with foreclosures, vacant homes, declining property values, and destabilized neighborhoods.

The Federal Reserve, through its Community Development staff located at its 12 regional Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., works to bring together key community stakeholders to identify local problems and explore solutions.

In this series of video reports below, we highlight promising stabilization work from three cities: Cleveland, Phoenix, and Detroit.



Cleveland, Ohio: Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In Cleveland, an innovative data system helps the city and community leaders target their limited resources and focus on neighborhoods that have the best chance for success. This model has great potential for replication in other cities.

Phoenix, Arizona: Suburban Sustainability

Phoenix reminds us that the foreclosure crisis hit suburban as well as urban areas. The vacant homes here tend to be newer, but overbuilding has left house after house empty in communities unused to dealing with foreclosure issues. 

Here public/private partnerships have reached out to realtors to help connect eligible families with affordable homes, with an emphasis on sustainability for the future.

Detroit, Michigan: Community Engagement

In Detroit, decades of population loss coupled with the foreclosure crisis has created a pivotal moment in which the city must reinvent itself. The city is partnering with community leaders to bring together thousands of residents to help make the tough choices that will shape Detroit's future.


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Last update: August 25, 2016