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Cityscape: Volume 26 Number 1 | Local Data for Local Action


Local Data for Local Action

Volume 26 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga

Novel Uses of Administrative Data for Policymaking

Amy O’Hara
Georgetown University

Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

From property tax filings and building permits to home sales and rental listings, masses of data are collected by governments and commercial organizations every day that could inform local housing solutions. By analyzing administrative data and using them to develop place-based indicators—which measure impact within a city, rural community, neighborhood, or even ZIP Code area—communities can fill knowledge gaps and surface new findings to guide housing policy and program design.

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