The Indiana YMCA contacted the Polis Center to create a map of all current YMCA locations in the Indianapolis area. The YMCA was able to use the SAVI map to determine areas that were lacking in YMCA facilities, and to assist in strategic planning for future YMCA facility sites. As part of this project, the YMCA built a new facility in Hendricks County in 2011.
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.