Sebastian Sikora

An interactive data platform, this initiative seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston's disadvantaged communities.

Mission

Houston Community Data Connections (HCDC) seeks to facilitate the practical use of data by city and community leaders for decision-making and capacity building in Houston’s disadvantaged communities. Please visit www.datahouston.org for more information.

Strategic Goals

HCDC provides the following data and research services to the community:

  • Access to a robust online dashboard that provides multipurpose community profiles with a wide array of neighborhood-level indicators highlighting disparities and other local issues;
  • Data visualization services that make information more accessible;
  • Data analysis to address community-driven research questions;
  • Consultation on research design;
  • Basic training on how to use data and technology to improve data literacy; and
  • Community outreach support to facilitate convenings of our partners.

Support

HCDC is a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a collaboration between the Urban Institute and local partners in 30 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community building and local decision-making. HCDC is supported by the Houston Endowment, a private philanthropic institution that works across the community for the benefit of the people of greater Houston. 

    Leadership

    Head shot of Jie Wu

    Jie Wu

    • Director of Research Management, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
    • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform
    713-348-3856
    Profile

    Team

    Head shot of Mingming Zhang

    Mingming Zhang

    • Research Analyst, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
    Profile