October 2009 Updates

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COMING SOON! Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for 2008.
Our team is processing the most recently released data. HMDA data shows how mortgage originations have changed over time and where high interest loans are most prevalent.  You can work with the data in maps, tables and reports. We will let you know when it is available!

NEW! Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Projects:
Created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the LIHTC gives state and local agencies the authority to issue tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation or new construction of low income rental housing. PolicyMap can now show you HUD’s data on the locations of these projects nationwide; learn more about the number of units in each and the types of financing used to make these homes happen.


Find this information for free under the Add Sites menu. Click on LIHTC under the Federal Housing tab. As with all address level information in PolicyMap, just click on any icon on the map to learn more about that particular project.

UPDATED! Health Insurance Estimates:
PolicyMap now contains health insurance coverage information for 2005 and 2006 from the Census’ Small Area Health Insurance Estimates. Find out what percentage of people within a variety of age and poverty groups are living without health insurance in counties throughout the nation. For the first time, the 2006 data shows you what percentage of children lack health insurance coverage.


Find this data for free under the Health tab in the Add Data Layer menu.

UPDATED! Monthly Unemployment from the BLS:
Check out the July and August 2009 employment, unemployment, and labor force data for states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. PolicyMap updates this monthly and includes data back through 2000. To see a list of counties with the highest unemployment rates for August, visit our blog.


Find this data for free under the Jobs & Economy tab in the Add Data Layer menu.

UPDATED! Bankruptcy Filings:
Bankruptcy filing statistics are now available for 2008. This data comes from the American Bankruptcy Institute, PolicyMap includes state level data for 2000 through 2008.

Find this data for free under the Money & Income tab in the Add Data Layer menu.

Library Institutional Licensing: PolicyMap site licenses will be available for libraries by December 2009. Want to learn more and stay abreast of this new development? Click here.

PolicyMap goes BACK TO SCHOOL:
Students can access PolicyMap for a full semester for only $35! Find data, analyze it and generate maps and tables that you can pull right into your own work! Just enter promotion code STUDENT when subscribing. Learn more.

The PolicyMap Widget: Stay tuned. In just a week or so we’ll let you know how you can bring interactive maps to your own website through the PolicyMap widget.


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