We hope this research will be used to help shape an inclusive recovery to the COVID 19 crisis because, thus far, the crisis has served to exacerbate underlying racial and economic inequality. To understand these dynamics more fully, we’ve re-organized this project into in two parts: 1) a growing series of research briefs on topics like housing impacts and demand for social assistance programs (see below); and 2) a repository of charts and graphs analyzing real-time data sources that we are updating weekly (see right).
This project is a partnership between Indicators and the Center for Housing Data at MHP, with contributions from the UMass Donahue Institute. Transportation and mobility related research in the Data Lab is supported by a generous grant from the Barr Foundation. For a summary of key findings from our initial launch on May 13, 2020 click here, and for key findings as of June 17, 2020 click here. If you are interested in getting involved as the project evolves, please reach out.