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Using Data to Inform Housing Decisions

Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC)
 

Charles Patton, Senior Policy Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities

We recently updated our Housing Data Profiles, which serve as a resource to learn about the nuances of housing in each town across Connecticut as well as for each county and the state as a whole. Housing is a complex issue that affects everyone in our state. Our Housing Data Profiles aggregate a lot of housing related data into one place, visualizes it, and provides context for each piece of data.  

The Housing Data Profiles were created because we believe simply publishing data is not enough. That’s why we provide context and information throughout each profile to transform the data into insights that inform conversations. Cities and towns across the state have used our data to understand housing trends and challenges on a more local level. Consequently, they are more equipped to identify how to better target resources and improve outcomes for our communities. 
The latest version of our Housing Data Profiles provide data on various housing affordability issues, such as the hourly wage required to afford an apartment, the prevalence of affordable homes, and the number of people paying too much of their income for housing. Additionally, each profile explores basic demographic information, such as the number of residents and households, median age, racial makeup, etc. We also updated our narrative analysis of the data for each town, along with a list of key stats. 

Take a look at the new Housing Data Profiles and share them with others. It’s a chance for the general public and public officials to access information to help them make data-driven decisions. 

Click here to access the updated Housing Data Profiles. 

Click here to read previous blogs. 

 
 

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