Harnessing Data for Social Good

NEOCANDO, Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing, is a suite of innovative data tools of the Center on Poverty and Community Development (the Poverty Center), a research institute housed at Case Western Reserve University's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These data tools stem from 30 years of research, compiling, and linking administrative data to help devise and evaluate social policy.

We believe data is most impactful when it's in the hands of the local community. Because of this mission, we bring indicators from our integrated data systems to the public-facing NEOCANDO suite of tools. Here, academic researchers, community and economic development professionals, public officials, neighborhood activists, business leaders, and concerned citizens of all types can easily use these tools to explore aspects of the area such as population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing, and crime.

Think of it this way:

Data Tools:

Learn about and access our four core data tools below. These tools are built and maintained by the Poverty Center. Click for more information on the data available in each tools.

Property Data Portal

Use parcel-level data to investigate and understand trends in the neighborhood housing market.

Neighborhood Strategy Technology

Access the most up-to-date information about a parcel from the most comprehensive set of administrative data sources in Cuyahoga County.

Mapping Portal

Access NEOCANDO geospatial data.


Powered by NEOCANDO

As the community grows in its capacity to use data, we’ve teamed up with community partners to build custom tools powered by our robust data, linked below. Contact us to discuss how we can help with your data and technology needs.

The Center on Poverty and Community Development is a founding member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). Created in 1995, NNIP is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building.