Showing entries tagged with: Data

May 24, 2017

Is the Bronx Building? Look for Yourself // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
The Bronx is under construction: cranes, excavators, scaffolding, and green demolition fences are everywhere. For long-time community staffers and residents in the northwest Bronx, the building and demolition we see as we walk to work, lunch, or the train is unprecedented.
May 10, 2017

6.2M BIP Data Points; More Needed to Improve NYC Rental Housing // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
The UNHP Building Indicator Project (BIP) is a database that leverages public data to gauge distress; it currently captures demographic data, housing and building code violations, and several city liens from municipal agencies for over 62,000 properties with five units or more in all five boroughs; amounting to a staggering 6.2 million data points. Still, more information is needed to ensure distressed buildings are identified and improved.
April 21, 2017

Transparency, Trust, and ‘Turning the Tide on Homelessness’ // Views from the Northwest Bronx

by UNHP
​“Why here? Why not in your neighborhood?” Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx, the anger over the opening of homeless shelters in communities is in part related to the lack of transparency from the City, questions about the equitable placement of homeless shelters, and the role of communities in the placement of shelters.
March 25, 2016

How Much is your Data Worth?

by UNHP
Data is currency; it has an economic worth that can be purchased, traded and leveraged. Individuals and entities have always leveraged information to create opportunity. OpenData seeks to equalize the balance of power by increasing accessibility to municipal data.
September 24, 2015

Data, Data - Get Your Free NYC Data Here!

by UNHP
The ubiquitous nature of data is undeniable—it is everywhere. We all use data to inform our decision-making, assigning subjective valuations and interpreting what it tells us. The NYC Open Data Initiative offers data from all NYC agencies on a single web-based platform. UNHP's Community Resource Guide can help you sort through the data.

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BIP, Data, OpenData
August 8, 2014

What does data have to do with organizing?

by UNHP
Data and organizing are inextricably linked. What better way to show the collective impact of certain policies than to use data.
February 14, 2014

NYC Focused Guide to Community Data Revamped

by UNHP
We are now proud to unveil a newly redesigned and updated version of the CRG available to researchers, community groups, and anyone else looking for data on their community. This new version includes more user-friendly search options, an easier design flow and revised New York City maps.

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Data
June 19, 2013

In the Borough with the Highest Rent Burdens, Section 8 Keeps Families Afloat

by UNHP
Cuts to Section 8 would severely impact the Northwest Bronx.

“UNHP has emerged as a thought leader on multi-family housing distress-a key issue facing all boroughs of New York City.”

— Rafael E. Cestero - President Community Preservation Corporation and former NYC Housing Commissioner