Research and Reports

Tucson's Opportunity Index

The Opportunity Mapping Project is one of SWFHC's ongoing projects that uses GIS mapping to understand and visualize “opportunity” as it relates to segregated housing patterns within metropolitan areas.

We define opportunity as having access to the following: quality schools, decent-paying jobs, healthcare, adequate housing, and a variety of transit options.

The project illustrates where opportunity-rich and opportunity-poor communities exist within Tucson. Moreover, the project aims to start conversations among public policy makers, urban planners ,and community members about increasing opportunity throughout the city, but especially within lower-opportunity areas.