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Updated April 2, 2020
Two methods of analysis confirmed the areas that benefit from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund: "Mapping the DNA of urban neighborhoods: Clustering longitudinal Sequences of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Change" by E.C. Delmelle (2016) and concentrated disadvantage scores that indicate relative poverty.
The following variables were considered based on percentages involving local residents and residential structures.
The resulting mapping of the Census tracts for both studies confirmed the QIAs. A new analysis will be conducted in 2021, as City ordinance requires DPD to review the QIAs every five years.