Identifying Vulnerability: Forecasting Neighborhood Change and Displacement

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) shares the techniques and methods it uses with its network of members, cities and departments, and banks and foundations to follow and forecast neighborhood changes nationwide. NALCAB applies those practices in cities and regions to advocate for vulnerable communities.

The association’s Guide to Equitable Neighborhood Development offers tools and methods for analyzing socioeconomic, demographic, and real estate data and projecting the impacts that market activity will have on vulnerable communities. Presenters use the guide to help practitioners, community leaders, and community-based organizations apply policy and real estate investment strategies to understand and anticipate local changes and address displacement and gentrification.

Obtain guidance on on using common data sets to identify at-risk neighborhoods and applying local tools and mechanisms to support and protect them. Learn how to apply GIS and other data, such as city ordinance codes and census data, to visualize and assist communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover which data sets to use to determine if your locality is experiencing or catalyzing neighborhood change.
  • Acquire skills for displaying quantitative data that reflects "on-the-ground" qualitative data.
  • Learn best practices for working with nonprofits, cities, and quasi-governmental agencies to advocate for equitable development in changing neighborhoods with vulnerable populations.

The NPC Peer Reviewers assigned this presentation a learning level of Intermediate. For more on learning level descriptions visit our General Information Page.