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Neighborhood Data for Social Change

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform is a project of the USC Price Center for Social Innovation. NDSC is a free, publicly available online data resource that provides reliable, aggregated data at the city, neighborhood, and census tract level. NDSC pairs raw data across approximately 150 indicators with narrative-based explanations and visualization tools such as data analysis and digital mapping, enabling stakeholders to make data- informed decisions to improve the quality of life for Los Angeles County residents. NDSC will publish an ongoing series of data stories that incorporate maps, data visualizations, photos, and rich narrative to highlight trends, opportunities, and challenges facing communities in the L.A. region.
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Why Low-Income Households Spend More on Energy and Why That's Bad for Our Health and the Earth

When talking about environmental justice, we must consider why some households spend so much more on energy, how that affects their health and invest in programs to aid them.
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Black and Brown Residents Face Uphill Battle for Homeownership in This L.A. Neighborhood

Examining how the historic area is becoming gentrified via homebuying trends over the last decade and how an organization is promoting wealth building and homeownership for longtime residents of color.
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The Most Pressing Environmental Health Conditions for Latinx Communities in Southeast L.A.

A look at Latino majority neighborhoods in Southeast Los Angeles and how environmental quality and neighborhood access impact community health.
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Scorecard Finds Police Discrimination Prevails in Northeast L.A. and Beyond

Recent data shows historically excluded populations, such as Black and Latino communities, have been and continue to be disproportionately targeted by the criminal justice system.
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Communities of Color Struggle with Rent Burden Amid the Pandemic

As unemployment rates rose during the pandemic, communities of color in Los Angeles struggled to pay rent and utilities.
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Addressing Long Commute Times Along the Slauson Corridor

By using the appropriate resources, investments and policies to address commuting patterns, the Slauson Corridor has the capacity to reduce congestion and air pollution, while improving the daily lives and health outcomes of its residents.
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Limited Internet Access Continues Driving Pandemic Digital Divide for Students and Families

The shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic towards working and learning remotely has put a huge strain on digital infrastructure, especially in already underserved neighborhoods.
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The Power of Poetry in Florence

Investing in arts and culture is increasingly being recognized as a catalyzing force for community development.
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