Take Action

While the personal narratives and data atlas aims to inspire and inform about the challenge that inequity represents, the suite of accountability tools is designed to drive action.

The accountability tools section works as a central repository for decision-making tools, whether it was made by us or community partners. Check the links below to access different dashboards and platforms that offer in-depth analysis to help decision-makers and communities focus their efforts in a more strategic way toward equity.

15 Resources

ARPA Tracker

The Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker is an online resource that compiles information from local governments to offer a detailed picture of how large cities and counties (with populations of at least 250,000) are deploying the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars.

Topic: Education, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Community, Nonprofits, Researchers

BeltLine Data Exploration Tools

One tool helps track progress toward project goals and flag demographic and economic trends that may require policy intervention. Another tool measures progress toward the equity and inclusion vision in several key areas – housing affordability, economic development, transit access, inclusion, and quality of life.

Topic: Household economics, Housing

Audience: Businesses, Community, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

Child Well-Being Index

Accompanied by tailored communications tools and guidance, the index helps funders and nonprofit organizations understand which neighborhoods in the Atlanta region have the greatest need for investment in children and families.

Topic: Education, Household economics

Audience: Community, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

DPH’s Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

The GA DPH Vaccine Distribution Tracker informs about vaccines administered and vaccination rates by county for the state of Georgia. The data is available in time series to track progress and disaggregated by race and ethnicity for detailed analysis.

Topic: Health

Audience: Businesses, Community, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

Equity-Driven Philanthropy

Neighborhood Nexus’s Equity-Driven Philanthropy tool is helping foundations assess grant applications against the relevant maps to estimate or rank proposals’ alignment to community needs. This tool explores four areas, combining several key indicators at the census-tract level into an easy-to-understand index for each issue—housing, early education, and mental health.

Topic: Education, Health, Housing

Audience: Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

Eviction Tracker

This tool offers a database of eviction filings with the purpose of informing and improving the ability of Metro Atlanta policymakers, Non-government Organizations, service providers, tenant organizers, and government entities to understand and respond to eviction-related housing instability, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic: Housing

Audience: Nonprofits, Researchers

GEEARS/ATL ACCESS Map

ATL ACCESS Map combines multiple childcare supply sources to provide a comprehensive measure of supply, adjust residential demand to account for journey-to-work related patterns, and model gaps at the block group level. The map allows users to see the actual location of child care providers and other neighborhood resources (e.g., schools, hospitals) in relation to these gaps.

Topic: Education, Household economics

Audience: Community, Nonprofits, Researchers

GMA’s Equity and Inclusion Commission Final Report

This document embodies the work of GMA’s 26-member Equity and Inclusion Commission. It is a guidebook to support city leaders eradicate systemic inequities where they exist in their communities. The recommendations are grouped according to topic area to help in viewing your city’s policies and services through the lens of equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Topic: Education, Environment, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Government agencies

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s ATL Action for Racial Equity Playbook

Offers a curated set of actions to drive impact through four focus areas – corporate policies, inclusive economic development, education and workforce development – that aim to help organizations address the region’s immobility and inequity challenges.

Audience: Businesses, Government agencies, Nonprofits

Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy

The Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy provides detailed information and data about the region’s housing market and offers a set of actionable steps that local communities can consider taking to address their housing issues.

Topic: Housing

Audience: Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

Metro Atlanta Speaks

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks program captures the perspectives and priorities of thousands of Metro Atlantans every year. This data is easily disaggregated by county, race, disability, income, etc. to understand what issues we are facing and dealing with as a region.

Topic: Education, Environment, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Businesses, Community, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

National Equity Atlas

The National Equity Atlas is America's most detailed report card on racial and economic equity. The atlas equips movement leaders with equity metrics that are deeply disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, nativity, ancestry, and income for the largest 100 cities, 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole.

Topic: Education, Environment, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Businesses, Community, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

One Atlanta Economic Mobility Score Dashboard

Invest Atlanta’s One Atlanta: Economic Mobility, Recovery, and Resiliency Plan and data tools help guide equitable investments and programs in disadvantaged Atlanta neighborhoods. The score is a measure of residents’ and households’ economic mobility in different parts of the city of Atlanta, relative to the rest of the city.

Topic: Education, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Businesses, Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers

Opportunity Atlas

The Opportunity Atlas helps users identify which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. The map allows users to search by location, outcome and demographic group.

Topic: Education, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Community, Nonprofits, Researchers

Urban Institute Spatial Equity Tool

Helps government agencies, policymakers, and community advocates assess demographic and spatial disparities in their program data by comparing it with five-year (2015–19) American Community Survey variables.

Topic: Education, Environment, Health, Household economics, Housing

Audience: Government agencies, Nonprofits, Researchers