Ever wish there was a place to go for current, reliable data on Washington DC’s neighborhoods? Data that didn’t just collect dust on a shelf but actually helped inform decision making and advocacy efforts to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods? Look no further!
We at LISC are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with The Urban Institute called Neighborhood Info DC that will provide relevant, dependable data and analysis to assist community organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, philanthropy and residents in Washington DC. Anyone can access the data by going to the website at www.neighborhoodinfodc.org.
Whether its sales prices of homes, crime levels, employment or just basic demographic information, Neighborhood Info DC will not only provide the data but will help organizations make sense of it and take action.
Some practical uses might be for a civic association looking to track the incidence of crime over a period of time to advocate for greater police presence on their streets. A nonprofit organization serving children and youth may use data on child well-being indicators to better understand the population they serve or to make the case for increased funding to the philanthropy community. A CDC might use data on home sales prices to advocate for additional government assistance in the preservation of affordable housing in their neighborhood. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Visit our website and stay tuned as we use this new venture to work towards an improved quality of life in our neighborhoods.