At Reinvestment Fund, we understand that combining disciplined data and policy analysis with capital investment can address entrenched problems in low-income neighborhoods with inequitable access to adequate affordable housing, childcare, and healthy food. Balancing rigorous data analysis with on-the-ground knowledge, we uncover key information that informs comprehensive revitalization.
Putting Equity on the Map
Our reputation for finding evidence-based solutions to public policy problems has made us a leading national provider of such services. We were among the first to quantify the location and nature of predatory lending. Our work provided data-based policy recommendations long before the housing crisis. We created a more nuanced and accurate depiction of where access to fresh food is inequitable, which is used by CDFIs across the country and accepted by the CDFI Fund as one of the eligibility criteria for healthy food lending.
We focus on improving community assets that are essential to strong communities, including:
Our practitioner-centered solutions provide investors, philanthropists, and policymakers with information they can leverage to drive capital and resources towards building neighborhoods where families can thrive.
OUR SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
- Highly-customizable spatial and statistical analyses based on proven methodologies to support program design, guide implementation and measure effectiveness. Examples include the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis.
- Comprehensive strategies and advisory services for public and private investors seeking to align capital with social impact. Examples include Early Childhood Education analysis.
- Tools and platforms to assess local conditions and inform the allocation of scarce resources. Examples include the Market Value Analysis.