About NeighborhoodInfo DC
NeighborhoodInfo DC provides community-based organizations and residents in the District of Columbia with local data and analysis they can use to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Established as a partnership between the Urban Institute and the Washington DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the goal of the NeighborhoodInfo DC is to democratize data for use as a tool in civic engagement.
NeighborhoodInfo DC supports the process of democratizing data in the District of Columbia by:
- Providing Online Neighborhood Profiles:
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 analyze neighborhood level data about the District and illustrate useful applications of that data for social change.
- Supplying decision support tools
to facilitate use of real estate 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 NeighborhoodInfo DC for planning, fundraising, and evaluation.
Data Partnerships and Sources
In building and operating NeighborhoodInfo DC, data sharing partnerships and other formal agreements have been negotiated with City data providers such as:
- Office of Planning
- Metropolitan Police Department
- Office of the Chief Technology Officer
- Department of Human Services
- Office of Income Maintenance
NeighborhoodInfo DC cleans and stores data files from these and other sources and makes the data available in a manner consistent with the agreements negotiated with these providers.NeighborhoodInfo DC currently collects the following regularly updated items: US Census Demographic Housing Data, Vital Statistics Records, TANF and Food Stamp Cases, Voter Registration Records, Home Mortgage Lending Activity, Property Sales, Crime Reports & Arrests.
NeighborhoodInfo DC receives funding from local and national sources, who provide general support and fund specific projects and products. Current funders include The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fannie Mae, The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The Meyer Foundation, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The D.C. Children's Trust Fund, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, and The World Bank.
NeighborhoodInfo DC partners with The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center in designing and maintaining this web site.
NeighborhoodInfo DC is
a proud member of the
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.