To identify areas of opportunity in Greensboro, HR&A assessed Guilford County across the following metrics at a Census tract level, following a methodology similar to HUD’s Housing Choice Opportunity Index. The HUD index is designed to help Housing Choice Voucher holders identify neighborhoods with improved housing and neighborhood conditions, including low poverty rates, low density of subsidized housing, strong economic health, and educational opportunities.
HOUSING VACANCY HOMEOWNERSHIP
UNEMPLOYMENT SCHOOL QUALITY
% Homeowners, 2017
% Vacant Housing Units, 2017
% Population with Income Below Poverty Line, 2017
% Population 25 and Above Unemployed, 2017
Guilford County Performance Composite, 2019
Tracts were ranked across each of the five variables, and scores were compiled to determine overall ranking.
Tracks in the top quartile of overall rankings were identified as areas of opportunity.