COMMUNITY DATA & REPORTS
We strive to be a resource organizer and community problem-solver, with initiatives and collaborative projects that put your contributions to work where they are needed most. Here is a listing of many data resources we use in our decision-making process.
2019 ALICE REPORT
ACROSS MICHIGAN, 43 PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLE TO AFFORD THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF HOUSING, CHILD CARE, FOOD, TECHNOLOGY, HEALTH CARE AND TRANSPORTATION.
That’s why United Ways across Michigan, with help from the Consumers Energy Foundation, have come together to bring you the ALICE Project. Standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – ALICE represents those in our communities who are working yet still struggling to make ends meet.
2019 COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) brings actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation (based on the model below), CHR&R illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick. It shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.
2019 MIDLAND COUNTY HEALTH SURVEY
The 2019 Midland Health Survey was conducted to understand the health and health needs of people living in Midland County. The 2015 Midland Health Survey served as the basis for the 2019 survey. The Saginaw Valley State University team worked with the Health and Human Services Council (HHSC) to adapt the survey to ensure it met the needs of the HHSC and Midland County agencies and collected data on any health issues/factors emerging since the previous data collection.
2019 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK
This 30th edition of the Data Book examines how America’s child population has changed, demographically and geographically.
But are we as a nation doing better by children compared to a generation ago? While we have stepped up for kids in some areas, we have fallen profoundly short in other ways. This report examines gaps and shines a light on the ones who hold the future in their hands.
2019 INDEPENDENCE BASED SERVICE DELIVERY IN MIDLAND COUNTY
In collaboration with the United Way of Midland County, Public Sector Consultants (PSC) led a project to determine whether available community supports and services meet the needs of adults with I/DD and of the broader community in Midland County. As a community, Midland County has embraced independence through person-centered care in its service delivery. With its wide array of services and supports, Midland County is uniquely positioned to use its experience in independence-based care to build a model to showcase the community benefit it derives not only from its health and human service providers, but also to the individuals utilizing those services. Through this evaluation, PSC’s goal was to provide a foundational understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of services and supports for people with I/DD in Midland County as well as ascertain their potential for having a good quality of life.
2018 MIDLAND COUNTY HOUSING ANALYSIS REPORT
Midland County’s housing market offers a kind of contradiction: it is both full of choices and generally affordable, but at the same time, it is not supporting the community’s future economic vitality, nor is it serving the needs of the county’s poorest residents. How can the Midland area community respond to the challenges and opportunities it is facing when it comes to housing? This report represents the beginning of an effort to answer that question.
czb was retained by Midland County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the City of Midland, the United Way of Midland County, and Midland Area Homes, to complete an analysis of the county’s housing market and to assess its affordable housing need.