The following initiative assesses access to neighborhoods of opportunity in state of Connecticut.

Connecticut Fair Housing Center (CHFC) partnered with Kirwan Institute to perform research that leads to better understanding of how to support and promote inclusive, diverse communities of choice. CHFC looked to our work in the area of opportunity mapping in order to identify how fair housing can become more of an intervention point for marginalized communities across the state. Access to good education, affordable housing, quality of health care, employment and open space was assessed to create maps showing spatial distribution of opportunity in the state. The maps and findings were presented to our clients and stakeholders in Connecticut on Nov. 12, 2009.


The following web site includes reports produced from the initiative, maps and other mapping resources.

Reports:

Connecticut Opportunity Mapping Report People Place and Opportunity: Mapping Communities of Opportunity in Connecticut
Commissioned by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Released November 2009
Final report (Large File 7MB)[Revised version coming soon];Summary Report

Maps:

Comprehensive Opportunity Map

Comprehensive Opportunity Overlaid with Non-White Population

Education Opportunity Overlaid with Non-White Population

Economic Opportunity and Mobility Overlaid with Non-White Population

Housing and Neighborhood Opportunity Overlaid with Non-White Population

Job Change Overlaid with Non-White Population

Comprehensive Opportunity and Open Space

Former Redlining Areas overlaid on Comprehensive Opportunity

Comprehensive Opportunity Overlaid with Subsidized Housing (Family Units)

Comprehensive Opportunity Overlaid with Subsidized Housing (Senior Units)

Comprehensive Opportunity Overlaid wth Foreclosure Concentrations

Comprehensive Opportunity with Subprime Loan Overlay

Comprehensive Opportunity with Railroad Overlay

Comprehensive Opportunity Overlaid with Transit Network

Comprehensive Opportunity and Conservation and Development Areas


Data and other resources:

Census tract demographic data (Excel Format)

Connecticut Opportunity Mapping Data