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-driven 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. Our research on evictions has supported and informed ongoing efforts in Philadelphia and beyond to reduce its effects on households and communities.
Our practitioner-centered solutions balance rigorous data analysis with on-the-ground knowledge to provide investors, philanthropists, and policymakers with information they can leverage to drive capital and resources towards building neighborhoods where families can thrive.
PA Department of Banking
PA Housing Finance Agency
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
PA Human Relations Commission
NJ Department of Community Affairs
NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
State Banking Commissioner, DE
City of Philadelphia, PA
City of Wilmington, DE
City of Baltimore, MD
City of Pittsburgh, PA
City of San Antonio, TX
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
US Attorney for the Eastern District of PA
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Annie E. Casey Foundation
FB Heron Foundation
Jessie Ball DuPont Fund
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
William Penn Foundation
National Development Council
Opportunity Finance Network
The Cloudburst Group
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Enterprise Community Partners
Policy makers needed good data to make smart decisions. Interpreting geographic data on maps is crucial to finding solutions to the most intractable issues. Reinvestment Fund’s affiliate, PolicyMap offers an intuitive web-based tool for policymakers, business leaders, and researchers to quickly visualize and understand communities across the US.
PolicyMap is a state-of-the-art data and analytics engine; offering 50,000 indicators from hundreds of sources, including our own exclusive data, and we serve hundreds of thousands of users in government, healthcare, universities, nonprofits, libraries, and more. PolicyMap users run the gamut from non-GIS professionals to data-literate practitioners and researchers.
PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.