University of Pittsburgh
Amy Dain, Dain Research, Former Rappaport Policy Fellow and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
City of Boston, Citywide Analytics Team
Stefanie Costa-Leabo, Project Manager
Description of Fellowship
Maia was an Analytics Fellow with the Department of Innovation and Technology at the City of Boston, tasked with helping the Office of Fair Housing and Equity tell the story of their work through data. The Office of Fair Housing and Equity does incredible work on a myriad of issues relating to housing stability, but this particular project was focused on the Investigations and Enforcement team, which deals with complaints of housing discrimination throughout the city. Over ten weeks, she used ArcGIS to create an interactive mapping platform that visualizes the past ten years of fair housing and inspectional services cases in the City of Boston. One can visualize trends in discrimination complaints against other maps of Boston, including those showing measures of social vulnerability, to better imagine how policy, neighborhood change, and an increasingly difficult housing market affect the landscape of fair housing throughout the city.