From the Philadelphia Federal Reserve
The Community Development Studies and Education Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has just released a new publication: the Community Development Data Inventory.
This new inventory represents a collection of timely and publicly available data sources that those engaged in community development are sure to find useful in their work. The purpose of this guide is to assist community development stakeholders in navigating the breadth of available data sets and to make these resources user friendly for a broad audience.
The inventory highlights resources that can inform key community development issues and research needs, including demographics, the economy and jobs, housing, and education. For each resource, the guide includes an overview of the data, a description of the methodology and accompanying variables, links to training guides and additional information, and a few illustrations of the resources themselves.
This new inventory is available on the Community Development Data Dashboard. The Data Dashboard also hosts the department’s popular Community Profiles for every metropolitan area in the region and includes data on rental housing affordability, mortgage lending patterns, and consumer credit trends.