About NeighborhoodInfo DC
Peter A. Tatian
Senior Research Associate
Through policy expertise and the ability to transform data into actionable information, NeighborhoodInfo DC seeks to build the capacity of residents, community organizations, foundations, and local government to use data for decisionmaking, program planning, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for low-income neighborhoods and residents in the District of Columbia and the Washington region. NeighborhoodInfo DC is a project of the Urban Institute and a partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a peer network dedicated to promoting the democratization and use of local data for community building and decisionmaking.
NeighborhoodInfo DC democratizes data in the District of Columbia and the Washington Region by:
- Co-leading the DC Preservation Network
with the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development to preserve DC's affordable housing.
- Providing Online Neighborhood Profiles:
to describe demographic, social, and economic characteristics for all ANCs, Wards, Neighborhood Clusters, Police Service Areas, and census tracts within Washington, DC.
- Publishing reports and briefs
to share analyses of regional trends and neighborhood-level data for the District and illustrate useful applications of that data for social change.
- Supplying decision support tools
to facilitate use of local administrative and national survey data for practical purposes.
- Engaging in community outreach
to support neighborhood change initiatives by building the capacity of community-based organizations and residents to use data to strengthen their case for change.
- Working with partners around the city
to help them use data for planning, fundraising, and evaluation.
Data Partnerships and Sources
NeighborhoodInfo DC cleans and stores data files, creating indicators in standardized geographies, from these and other sources and makes the data available in a manner consistent with the agreements negotiated with these providers.
- Office of Planning
- Metropolitan Police Department
- Office of the Chief Technology Officer
- Department of Human Services
- Office of Income Maintenance
Current and Recent Funders
NeighborhoodInfo DC receives funding from local and national sources, who provide general support and fund specific projects and products. Current funders include:
- Fannie Mae
- The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
- The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
- 21st Century School Fund
- The World Bank