November 2019 Newsletter

PolicyMap Mapchats

Setting Students Up for Success With the Support They Need

Public school funding is facing a reckoning in many states as equity concerns gain traction and student needs evolve. New data now empowers education leaders with ways to assess existing resources and target solutions to reach the students who need them most.

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Using PolicyMap, Rhode Island Housing Awarded $8.4 Million Grant

RIHousing, Rhode Island’s state housing finance agency, recently used PolicyMap to receive an $8.4 million grant from HUD. They also rely on PolicyMap to track the impact of their diverse investments and to communicate their work to state legislators.

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Mental Health Treatment Facilities, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities and Buprenorphine-Prescribing Physicians data from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) were updated to 2019.

Population Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration data is updated to 2018.

Unemployment, Employment, and Labor Force Participation from the BLS are updated to September 2019.

Workers, Jobs and Earnings from the Census’ Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics are updated to 2017.

School District Performance and School Performance data from GreatSchools are updated to include test scores from 2012-2019.


Webinar Sparking transformation in HBCU Communities: Opportunity Zones and Data Analysis features PolicyMap’s role in analyzing impact opportunities with HBCUs in OZs.

PolicyMap featured at Texas American Planning Association Conference as one of “Four Important Emerging Technologies” by City of Dallas customer.

Next City features PolicyMap and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia study about Housing Repair Needs.

PolicyMap is now part of the WALDO Membership serving academic, public and hospital libraries in numerous states in the northeastern US.