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--Foreclosure-response.org
Map Your Community Internet Widget (PolicyMap)
(on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Data Sources
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Sets
Urban Institute National Data Repository
U.S. Census 2010 Data Access Tools
Innovative Practices in Communities
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.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- The Reinvestment Fund- Market Value Analysis and Policy Solutions
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation
- National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership/ Urban Institute
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.