RHCDA Holds Training on "American Community Survey Data about Your Service Area"
RHCDA holds four, free group trainings per year for area Community Development Corporations on a variety of topics. Our March 2011 Training focused on the American Community Survey, and specifically the 2005-2009 data. By a show of hands at the beginning of the training, none of the attendees had used 2005-2009 American Community Survey data before the training. Attendees learned where to access the data and received one-page custom reports for their service areas, which opened up a discussion about data accuracy and margins of error, how local knowledge can augment reported data, and what information local CDCs wished they had access to.