The Housing Data Coalition (HDC) is a group of individuals and organizations who collaborate on their use of public data to further housing justice in New York City. In the face of the real estate industry’s escalating exploitation of housing data to drive speculation and displacement, HDC seeks to make public data more accessible and actionable for housing justice groups. Through a structure of working groups and monthly meetings, HDC provides opportunities for members to connect, learn, and give mutual support to a variety of projects involving housing data.
Current work by HDC members includes:
maintaining and expanding a central database for public data related to housing in New York City
creating digital tools that make important housing data accessible for non-profits, tenant organizers, researchers, and tenants/members of the public
advocating city and state agencies to improve the quality of public data
sharing best practices for common problems in housing research