underrepresented groups in the nation. GIS and relevant spatial data can provide HUD’s users from technically sophisticated urban researchers to neighborhood advocacy groups with the ability to collect, analyze, and present data in powerful ways. HUD uses a variety of tools to disseminate and promote the analysis of these data. More progress is required in building relationships for collecting data, disseminating spatial information and know-how to HUD’s clients, and devolving spatial analytical capabilities to communities.

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