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This Hub acts as your entry into an online tool with multiple features that allow for the efficient use of data and mapping as part of a larger Community Needs Assessment process. Here, you can measure and visually represent the fundamental drivers of poverty in your community through an array of census data sets, a report generator, and a mapping tool. The Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment tool allows you to:

  • Select state(s) and county(ies) to be included in your report (i.e. Indiana, Porter County; New York, Albany County, Rensselaer County, Schenectady County);
  • Select specific data elements (Demographics, Employment, Education, Housing, Income, Nutrition, and Health Care);
  • Preview a draft report;
  • Download a draft report onto your desktop in a Microsoft Word document that is fully editable. From there you can add text, tables, maps, etc., delete unwanted sections, and modify it any way you need.
  • Advanced uses include mapping specific poverty indicators to extended geographies such as census tract and congressional district.