How data and maps help organizations address disparities in housing, nutrition, health, and beyond.
Use PolicyMap to track neighborhood health and stability, articulate your grant’s impact, and report to key stakeholders. Visualize, measure, and quantify the positive outcomes your organization provides to the community you serve.
PolicyMap began as a small division of the Reinvestment Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Our easy-to-use mapping platform grants organizations access to over 75,000 indicators, quickly informing community and housing needs assessments, strengthening grant applications, and targeting strategic interventions. Our vast geographic data warehouse includes data from over 150 authoritative public and private data sources, spanning cross-sector areas including housing, federal program eligibility, nutrition access, demographics, health risks and outcomes, jobs, and more. We curate and standardize the catalog to ensure layers and points are current and accurate.
Download: Improving Community Development through Data
Download the brochure to learn how PolicyMap can help you focus your efforts and pinpoint areas of need, neighborhood by neighborhood. The white paper includes specifics on our data topics and sources.
PolicyMap offers customers a streamlined acquisition approach through participation in government contract vehicles and academic consortia. To purchase through the GSA Schedule or another contract vehicle, learn more.
Good Data, Smart Decisions.
We’ve curated all of the information you need about a place. PolicyMap organizes the data you need by the topics you care about:
Population, race and ethnicity, age, sex, languages, foreign born, migration and immigration, households, families, homelessness, elections, religion
Incomes & Spending
Incomes, poverty, tax returns, federal benefits, bankruptcies, housing burdens, consumer spending, medical spending
Home sales, rents, building permits, residential & commercial vacancy, subsidized households, public housing, LIHTC
Mortgage originations, government insured loans, refinance loans, mortgages by race, ethnicity, income, bank branches, credit unions, Historic Lending Boundaries
Quality of Life
Crime, broadband access, time to work, heating fuel types, food access, farmers’ markets, environmental hazards, libraries, museums, parks, disaster risk
Jobs, unemployment, wages, small business, employment, workforce characteristics, oil and gas production
School enrollment, educational attainment, graduation rates, school performance, cost of college, student loan debt, school locations, college locations, head start locations
Infectious diseases, opioid use, chronic conditions, access to health care, health insurance, health risk factors, federal health programs, health facility locations, food access
NMTC eligibility & investments, Opportunity Zones, persistent poverty, CDBG eligibility, housing opportunity index, CRA eligible areas, SBA HUB Zones, Promise Zones
Data available through PolicyMap is authoritative and current. See what’s new.
PolicyMap is an analyst’s best friend; a fusion of easy-to-use mapping with an intuitively organized, comprehensive library of datasets that will save any organization an absurd amount of time and effort.— Corporate Planning, Performance and Strategy, Neighborworks America
See How PolicyMap Can Help Your Organization.
Let us help you:
- Prioritize investments and programming using maps of lending patterns, community change, and social needs.
- Create community profiles or health reports for any area you draw on the map.
- Upload your own location data to leverage against PolicyMap’s premium data.
Make maps with your data and ours.
Visualize your organization’s impact or your community’s needs with our exclusive data.
Upload your own data.
Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data PolicyMap’s social, economic and health data.
Download our data.
Use our data in your research, mapping and presentation tools.
Gain insights with reports.
Instantly run community profiles for your community or a custom area.
Find areas with overlapping criteria.
Analyze your community with multi-layer maps for hot spots, or to identify gaps in service.
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