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Local Data for Local Action

Volume 26 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

Symposium: Local Data for Local Action

Guest Editor's Introduction
Amy O'Hara

Linkages with Policy Impacts

Using Linked Administrative Data to Profile a City's Rental Stock and Landlords and Guide a Lead-Safe Housing Initiative
Claudia Coulton, Michael Henderson, Francisca García-Cobián Richter, Jeesoo Jeon, April Urban, Michael Schramm, and Robert L. Fischer

Merging Federal Flooding and Housing Data to Gain Insight into Flood Impacts on Federally Assisted Households: A Case Study in Kansas City, Missouri
Mariya Shcheglovitova and Gina Lee

The Health Status of Women with Children Living in Public and Assisted Housing: Linkage of the National Health Interview Survey to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Administrative Data
Veronica Helms Garrison, Jacqueline V. Bachand, Cindy Zhang, Christine Cox, Cordell Golden, and Kimberly A. Lochner

Building a Transformational Data Resource to Support Housing Research: The Wisconsin Experience
Marah Curtis, Kurt Paulsen, and Hilary Shager

Promoting Affordable Housing in Well-Resourced Neighborhoods: A Regional Approach to Assessing Neighborhood Resources in New York State
Pooya Ghorbani, Courtney Wolf, Ben Wetzler, Simon McDonnell, Bobbetta Davis, and Parker Pence

Using Administrative Data Linkage to Drive Homelessness Policy: Experiences From Wales
Ian Thomas and Peter Mackie

Ownership and Displacement

Assessing How Gentrification and Disinvestment-Related Market Pressures Drive the Loss of Small Multiunit Housing in Chicago Neighborhoods
Sarah Duda, Geoff Smith, and Yiwen Jiao

Housing Speculation, Affordable Investments, and Tenant Outcomes in New York City
David M. Greenberg, Julia Duranti-Martínez, Francisca Winston, Spenser Anderson, Jacob Udell, Caroline Kirk, Richard D. Hendra

Commentary: Evidence-Based Policymaking to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis: The Potential of Local Data
Karen Chapple

Commentary: Improving Housing Policy with Neighborhood Data
Leah Hendey, Elizabeth Burton, and Kathryn L.S. Pettit


Analyzing the Effect of Crime-Free Housing Policies on Completed Evictions Using Spatial First Differences
Max Griswold, Lawrence Baker, Sarah B. Hunter, Jason Ward, and Cheng Ren

Toward a National Eviction Data Collection Strategy Using Natural Language Processing
Tim Thomas, Alex Ramiller, Cheng Ren, and Ott Toomet

Eviction Practices in Subsidized Housing: Evidence From New York State
Ingrid Gould Ellen, Elizabeth Lochhead, and Katherine O'Regan

Commentary: Using Eviction Court Records to Inform Local Policy
Peter Hepburn

Developing and Improving Datasets

Racial Disparities in Automated Valuation Models: New Evidence Using Property Condition and Machine Learning
Linna Zhu, Michael Neal, and Caitlin Young

Local Landscapes of Assisted Housing: Reconciling Layered and Imprecise Administrative Data for Research Purposes
Shiloh Deitz, Will B. Payne, Eric Seymour, Kathe Newman, and Lauren Nolan

Who Owns Our Homes? Methods to Group and Unmask Anonymous Corporate Owners
Renz Torres

Commentary: How Data Architects Are Crafting Equitable Housing Policy Research
Matthew Murphy


Affordable Design

Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Sherri L. Thurston

Data Shop

Mapping Gentrification: A Methodology for Measuring Neighborhood Change
Serena Smith, Owais Gilani, Vanessa Massaro, Caroline McGann, Gavin Moore, and Michael Kane

Graphic Detail

Whom Do We Serve? Refining Public Housing Agency Service Areas
Kristen Tauber, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Katherine O'Regan

Visualizing Veteran and Nonveteran Homelessness Rates in Virginia
Brent D. Mast and Tricia Ruiz

Fewer Public Housing Units and a Greater Spatial Concentration of Housing Choice Voucher Households in the Tampa Metropolitan Statistical Area
Alexander Din

Industrial Revolution

A Study of Innovative Assistive Devices for Aging in Place
John B. Peavey, Pranav Phatak, Ed Steinfeld, and Danise Levine

Policy Briefs

Point Access Block Building Design: Options for Building More Single-Stair Apartment Buildings in North America
Stephen Smith and Eduardo Mendoza

Opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of HUD or the U.S. government.

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