People and communities are more likely to prosper when there is freedom from race, class, gender, or geographic discrimination. Our research provides data and tools to help communities direct resources to the people and places that can benefit the most.
Match requirements prevent rural and low-capacity communities from accessing climate resilience funding
Many federal grant programs require communities to provide a local match, creating barriers for rural and underserved places.
A new map helps identify communities where investments in staffing and expertise are needed to support infrastructure and climate resilience projects.
Due to new methods and pandemic disruption, the 2020 American Community Survey shows some decrease in accuracy for equity-related measures.
Places with lower capacity are failing to get funding through FEMA’s flagship grant program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).
Montana’s mobile home residents face disproportionate flood risk and traditional solutions leave them behind.
Find the latest American Community Survey data in all of our tools, including the Economic Profile System and Neighborhoods at Risk.
Mobile homes are the most common unsubsidized, affordable housing in the United States but have disproportionately higher flood risk than other housing types.
Benefit-cost analysis, required for many federal funding sources, puts smaller, rural, and low-income communities at a disadvantage.