For Organizations and Institutions

Blight is a major issue in many American neighborhoods . The prevalence of vacant and dilapidated buildings as well as empty lots and debris fields in Baltimore, are the result of urban flight; employment outsourcing; and disinvestment and institutional racism. The impact of blight on people and communities is profound. Property blight may lead to preventable trauma disparities and when untreated, it diminishes population health and wellness outcomes. Additionally, it diminishes property values and depresses the local economy. For example, according to the Vacant Property Research Network research " found that foreclosures in low poverty areas lead to reductions in neighboring property values by $7,000 (or by 4.2-7.5 percent)" . This loss in property values impact the local economy as is represents a reduction in tax revenue for schools, parks, infrastructure projects, etc. and leverage capital for individual saving, spending or investment.

One of the major challenges of understanding and the correcting blight is access to data and analysis. This survey is designed to uncover how academic and institutional users view, use and analyze data on blight and blight related issues.

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* 1. Does your organization have a need for data (raw or analyzed) on blighted properties?

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* 2. How does your organization currently access or use data on blighted properties?

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* 3. Rate the current ability within the organization to access data on blight properties reported by the public on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No access 5- Moderate Access 10- Easy Access
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* 4. Rate the current ability, within the organization, to access crowd sourced narratives on blighted properties on a scale from 1 to 10

1- No access 5- Moderate Access 10- Easy Access
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* 5. Rate the need for aggregation of data on blighted properties within the organization on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No need 5- Moderate need 10- Desperate Need
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* 6. Rate the need for analytics performed on blighted property data within the organization on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No Need 5- Moderate need 10- Desperate need
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* 7. If you could collect data about vacant and abandoned properties, what data results would be most important to your real estate development use?

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* 8. In preparation for vacant and abandon property renovation, what data is most important?

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* 9. Rate the need for correlating blight data with 311 and 911 calls within the organization on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No need 5- Moderate need 10- Desparate need
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* 10. Rate your need for correlating blight data with voter registration, property assessment and taxation data on a scale from 1 to 10.

1- No need 5- Moderate need 10- Desperate need
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* 11. Rate your need for correlating blight data with economic data such population income, retail sales, unemployment rates, etc. on a scale from 1 to 10.

0- No need 5- Moderate need 10- Desperate need
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* 13. What would your organization be willing to pay per year for a subscription service to analyze blight data?

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* 14. Free space to share additional thoughts.......

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