Civic Engagement and Opportunity Mapping in the Mississippi Gulf Region

The Institute is wrapping up local technical assistance, opportunity mapping and facilitation of civic engagement to inform the HUD SCI grant in coastal Mississippi. We will continue our involvement in the region to provide training and support for use of the resulting opportunity maps by GRPC and area stakeholders. Learn more about our HUD Sustainable … Continue reading »

Civic Engagement and Opportunity Mapping in the Mississippi Gulf Region

Fair Housing Assessment for Austin, TX

This work is a collaborative effort between Green Doors, an Austin nonprofit to house the homeless, and the Institute. The work is also driven by a committee of other partners, including The City of Austin, Travis County, The Housing Authorities of the City of Austin and Travis County, and The Capital Area Council of Governments … Continue reading »

Fair Housing Assessment for Austin, TX

Equity Assessment for Lakota tribe in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The Institute is working together with PolicyLink to provide mapping support for an equity assessment, to be used by the Lakota tribe to apply for HUD funding for reservation housing. We are also providing expert advice as the tribe establishes a regional planning office. Independent of the equity assessment work, the Institute has also offered … Continue reading »

Equity Assessment for Lakota tribe in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The Geography of Opportunity in the Greater New Orleans/Baton Rouge Super Region

This work is a collaboration between the Institute and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) to identify and understand the geography of opportunity across the New Orleans/Baton Rouge super-region. As in Houston-Galveston, the NOLA/BR super-region encompasses a diversity of economic bases and community types and so lends itself to a typology approach. In addition, GNOF … Continue reading »

The Geography of Opportunity in the Greater New Orleans/Baton Rouge Super Region

Houston-Galveston Fair Housing Assessment

The Institute is working in collaboration with H-GAC to facilitate an opportunity mapping initiative in the 13-county Texas Gulf Coast planning region to inform the region’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA). At 12,500 square miles, the H-GAC service area is larger than 9 other states’ total areas and poses a challenge for opportunity mapping, both … Continue reading »

Houston-Galveston Fair Housing Assessment