One of the things neighborhood groups struggle with is gathering data, a common component of most grant applications.
Thanks to our friends at the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF), a new data-driven resource is now available locally: The Landscape. The project examines six areas of community life and reflects the actual experiences of residents in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.
With the help of its community partners, The Landscape has gathered a large amount of publicly available data and made it easy to access. The first two focus areas – Health and Neighborhoods – are now online.
The neighborhood section has data on housing affordability, housing quality, home ownership and homelessness. Its “what you can do” section enables you to share your experience, connect with a nonprofit and get involved in the issues that matter most to you. It also has links to six additional neighborhood resources (ONE Omaha is proud to be one of them).
Take a moment to check it out and share it with your neighbors.
OCF said the four remaining focus areas – Transportation, Safety, Workforce and Education – will be added during the next few months.
Knowledge is power, neighbors. Please take advantage of this new resource. Together, we can change Omaha, one thing at a time.