Community, Economic, & Workforce Development


Community Data Sources Webinar

Resource for members only

IPA’s Community Data Sources program features Cynthia Cunningham of Community Solutions showing our members where to find and how to use free online data tools. 


Civil Legal Aid and Consumer Protection Brief

Many low-income debtors are especially vulnerable to debt scams, including high up-front fees, penalties for early payoffs, inflated interest rates, and "deals" targeting senior citizens, low-income borrowers, and people with poor credit.


Universal Design and Visitability

Traditional home design practices have built barriers to aging in place into much of our housing supply. These structural barriers prevent older adults, as well as people of any age who have disabilities, from leading independent lives; visiting friends, relatives, and neighbors; and participating fully in their communities. This brief explores two approaches to design that incorporate accessibility features.


Coffee Talk: The Polis Center

Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics at The Polis Center, discusses how Indiana foundations and their grantees can use community informatics (information and communication technologies). The Polis Center is a leader in community informatics, having developed the nation’s largest and most comprehensive community information system. This system, SAVI, provides detailed data on health, education, housing and community assets for individuals and organizations in central Indiana. Additionally, SAVI powers county-level community report cards for the entire state, and The Polis Center is currently working to gauge interest in expanding SAVI's more detailed toolsets to other regions of the state.

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