Publication DateMay 2018
Author(s)Allison Freeman, Mark McDaniel, and Mat Despard
Client/FunderJPMorgan Chase & Co.
This report describes the qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods used by the Center for Community Capital (CCC) in our report, Assessing and Promoting Opportunity in Low- and Moderate-Income Target Communities: Findings from New Orleans and San Francisco.
To complete our assessment of housing and opportunity in the St. Bernard Area of New Orleans and the Potrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco, CCC adopted a mixed-methods approach. We wished to capture certain quantitative indicators of opportunity-related well-being in each community, and we also incorporated qualitative analysis of resident and stakeholder interviews to provide insights that the quantitative analysis could not capture.
The UNC Center for Community Capital (CCC) partnered with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) for an in-depth investigation into the intersecting roles of housing and place in linking low- and moderate-income (LMI) families to opportunity in sites in San Francisco and New Orleans. The goal of the study was to develop a mixed-methods approach to understanding opportunity that could be replicated anywhere. After an eighteen-month long investigation, our results and findings were released in the full report: Assessing and Promoting Opportunity in Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: Findings from New Orleans and San Francisco.