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Saturday, March 7 • 4:15pm - 4:30pm
NYC Tenant Problems, a data dashboard

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NYC Private Housing Maintenance Problems - a Data Dashboard app

As an NYC tenant myself, I wanted to better understand the overall conditions of NYC private buildings, namely what type of maintenance problems people have to deal with.
Through the NYC Open Data portal, I accessed the main database of this study: 311 HPD Complaints (HPD, Dep. of Housing Preservation and Development is the agency that regulates housing conditions), where it is shown a list of tenant complaints about poor housing conditions on private multi-dwelling buildings. It includes problems like heating, electric, heat/hot water, unsanitary conditions, etc. Using this data, I applied statistics, GIS and R coding magic and I ended up learning insights about: 

1. The proportion and type of maintenance problems that private tenants face, currently and historically, as well as emerging and ongoing problems.

2. Where are the complaint hotspots, what neighborhoods are the worst vs. best? And who is most affected by the overall NYC's bad housing conditions?
Check out the study and the data dashboard here: NYC Housing Problems NYC

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Vanessa Mateus

Geospatial Scientist, GeoBI Lab
I'm a geospatial scientist developing work about and around location intelligence. I'm interested in the development of location-based apps and dashboards.

Saturday March 7, 2020 4:15pm - 4:30pm EST
3-115-116 (Commons)