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Michigan Street a Century Ago: A Neighborhood Node

Michigan Street a Century Ago: A Neighborhood Node

Two miles east of downtown, Michigan Street is largely vacant. But in the early 20th century was a bustling corridor for the Willard ...

Candidate’s Housing Proposal Calls Attention to How We Measure Vacancy Rates

Candidate’s Housing Proposal Calls Attention to How We Measure Vacancy Rates

It's hard to know exactly how many vacant units are in Indianapolis, but it's clear that many neighborhoods struggle with hypervacancy.

Increasing Mortgage Values

Increasing Mortgage Values

Mortgage values are increasing across the county, indicating an increase in housing prices. We explore the fastest changing areas, as ...

In Christian Park, a Postwar Neighborhood Experiences 21st Century Changes

In Christian Park, a Postwar Neighborhood Experiences 21st Century Changes

Christian Park was subdivided in the 1920s, but mostly built after World War II. Once an all-white neighborhood with high home ...

Mapping Bands of Urban and Suburban Development

Mapping Bands of Urban and Suburban Development

Using the age of housing stock in each neighborhood, we have created "development bands," which group areas by the time period in which

Magazines

Fall 2016 Financial Stability Edition

Fall 2016 Financial Stability Edition

This magazine's feature story, "A Better Foundation: Building Economic Prosperity with Truly Affordable Housing," highlights a central ...

Reports

Neighborhood Change 1970-2016

Neighborhood Change 1970-2016

Suburbanization and white flight trasnformed neighborhoods in the 1970s. Gentrification has reversed those trends in some ...

The Affordable Housing Market and Why It Matters

The Affordable Housing Market and Why It Matters

Read the Report Indianapolis is routinely recognized as one of the more affordable regional housing markets in the nation. This ...

West Indianapolis

West Indianapolis

Read the Report The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven efforts ...

Southeast Neighborhood

Southeast Neighborhood

Read the Report The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven efforts ...

Near Westside Neighborhood

Near Westside Neighborhood

Read the Report The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven efforts ...

Case Studies

IndyVitals Measures Progress to Plan 2020 Goals

IndyVitals Measures Progress to Plan 2020 Goals

Dozens of groups are engaged in collective action work in neighborhoods across the city. But there is no consistent way to define place

SAVI Equips Servant Leaders with Community Assessment Tool

SAVI Equips Servant Leaders with Community Assessment Tool

Christ Missionary Baptist Church and Unite for Change organized the Urban Servant Leadership Un-Conference in August 2017, and SAVI was

Edna Martin Christian Center Receives Grant with Help from SAVI

Edna Martin Christian Center Receives Grant with Help from SAVI

The Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) has been an anchor of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood on the near-northeast side of ...

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