Tracking the Housing Crisis in DC: Five Years Later
Despite being five years into the housing crisis, data on foreclosure are among the hardest for planners, advocates, and community development professionals to access. NeighborhoodInfo DC (NIDC) provides up-to-date indicators describing foreclosure patterns and housing markets in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, and the greater Washington D.C. region. This presentation will describe the range of data and analysis used to present the information in a way that is useful for practitioners. It will also discuss the role the indicators have played in NIDC’s partnerships with regional housing counseling organizations, foreclosure prevention coalitions, and organizations working to stabilize neighborhoods. Finally, it will conclude with the lessons learned for organizations interested in doing similar work in other locations.