Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s 2012 State of Our Black Youth Report (SOBY) presents statewide data on the health and well-being of Indiana’s Black youth, as well as local data for the following 16 communities: Anderson, East Chicago, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Marion, Michigan City, Muncie, South Bend and Terre Haute. The 2012 report, third in the series, provides updates for data contained in the 2005 and 2007 reports, as well as data for new indicators. Additionally, the report offers recommended strategies and promising practices to consider when addressing challenges and enhancing strengths identified by the data.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven efforts to revitalize neighborhoods through comprehensive community development. In 2006, Indianapolis launched the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) to promote healthy communities through comprehensive quality of life planning and development. This effort has resulted in several programs and targeted investments in six demonstration sites throughout the city. This report is intended to help local funders, civic and neighborhood leaders, and LISC staff monitor change in these areas of concentrated investment by providing local data and indicators of quality of life in one of the six target neighborhoods, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG).
Initial Report (Baseline)
SAVI Community Profile (most recent data)
SAVI Community Profile for Target Tract
Affordable housing is an issue that concerns everyone. Central Indiana has not experienced the housing boom that affects other regions, especially in coastal areas, but costs are rising here as well. How affordable is housing for residents of the Indianapolis MSA? SAVI can help answer this question through data provided by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, a law that requires reporting of federally-guaranteed loans.