HCDC seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston’s disadvantaged communities. Through the support of the Houston Endowment and the guidance of our steering committee, we serve as a local data intermediary and provide a cluster of data and research services to the community.
We created the HCDC Dashboard. a robust online dashboard that provides multipurpose community profiles with a wide array of neighborhood-level indicators highlighting disparities and other local issues.
By creating interactive visuals such as graphs, charts and GIS maps, we make complex data easy to understand and accessible. Those rich visuals show the story in your data and help you share insights.
Our staff are well trained in the field of analysis and report writing. We examine data to discover trends and findings that are useful for decision-makers.
We collaborate with researchers from a wide range of disciplines to determine the best method to examine questions of interest.
The HCDC dashboard is a free, online tool that provides neighborhood-level information to help researchers and residents better understand our city. Through interactive maps, you can either map one indicator for all of Harris County at the neighborhood level or visualize indicators for a specific neighborhood via the Community Profile.Explore
By creating the data stories, we make complex data more meaningful and memorable. Those data stories walk you through examples of how researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners might use our data tool.Explore
Community Tabulation Areas (CTAs) are developed by the Kinder Institute’s researchers to serve as approximations of the neighborhood areas. The CTAs in Harris County contain between 1 and 29 census tracts with a median of 4 census tracts.Learn More