Data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) provides a deep insight into trends in lending from demographics to loan types to government insurance to down payments. Here are a few insights from looking at the latest data, from 2016.
Place matters when it comes to health. Where someone is born and where they live can be the most significant factors in determining their overall level of well-being. To help users understand the health landscapes of their communities, PolicyMap has created a new Community Health report.
Opportunity Zones are a new tax incentive program that could attract billions in private capital to struggling areas. We talked to Jeremy Nowak, a prominent figure in urban policy and impact investment, about what impact the program is likely to have and what strategies might be used to maximize its effect.
Trying to show the predominant country of birth for every geography in the country seemed simple enough, until we ran into the challenge of coming up with map colors for 134 different countries.
The Census Bureau just announced that they will be adding a question to the 2020 Census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen. This question has led to a lot of controversy, so here’s a Q&A on the story, along with other news about the decennial census.
The patchwork quilt of American immigrant groups really stands out on a map. The Census ACS has data on foreign-born populations for over a hundred and twenty different countries of birth, as well as for continents and global regions.
FEMA flood maps from the NFHL show the risk of a flood in a given location. It shows the risk of 100-year and 500-year floods. This data can now be accessed by PolicyMap subscribers.
Occupation data and industry data both can tell you a lot about an area’s economy, but they show distinctly different things. With data from the Census’s ACS and County Business Patterns, and BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, there’s plenty of data to compare.
Use PolicyMap to aid in affordable housing preservation efforts by identifying where existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties may be at risk of losing affordability.