Research Report Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis: Action Oriented Research in Three Cities
G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Leah Hendey
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The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership is a network of local civic groups and university institutes in 32 cities that operate neighborhood-level data systems. This report documents the results of a project that challenged three of these groups to apply their data creatively to enhance local responses to the foreclosure crisis in a one year time frame. All had an impact. The Atlanta group developed neighborhood data on foreclosure trends region-wide and presented it at several major convenings that motivated stakeholders for the first time to work toward a coordinated regional approach to response planning. In Chicago, the group linked the client database of a major housing counseling organization to records on foreclosure outcomes and helped the agency examine outcomes for the households they counseled. The Washington D.C. team also analyzed a mix of neighborhood indicators area-wide (e.g., foreclosure risk, market strength, and access to transportation) and worked with the Council of Governments to use the analysis as a basis for targeting resources more effectively in Neighborhood Stabilization Planning.

Research Areas Housing Greater DC
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing markets National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI