Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Earlier this week the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced the launch of Map Your Community, a new tool that allows visitors to their site to create customized maps using a PolicyMap widget. Map Your Community provides a snapshot of current and historical economic and demographic conditions and can be used to analyze data for a wide range of community development activities.
The Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of Philadelphia teamed up with PolicyMap to develop customized views of their most-requested datasets, including CRA eligibility (the default map on Map Your Community) and CRA Small Business Lending (available in the Lending Activity menu on PolicyMap). The FRB also worked with PolicyMap to create custom Home Mortgage Disclosure Act calculations, which are located in the Mortgage Originations tab on the FRB’s Map Your Community and in the Lending Activity tab on PolicyMap. This data is also available through a report that the FRB designed with us that’s available on PolicyMap, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia HMDA Report. You’ll see the 2009 update for these HMDA calculations live in Map Your Community and on PolicyMap in the next few days.
Federal Reserve Banks across the nation subscribe to PolicyMap, so you may be seeing PolicyMap widgets on your local Bank’s website, as well.
Stay tuned to our PolicyMap update emails and our blog for more information about our upcoming release of the latest American Community Survey data and our many other continually updated datasets!