We need to change the narrative.

To start your own journey, select a story.

We need to change the narrative. To start your own journey, select a story.

Positive Outcomes
Explore the outcomes that individuals and families can achieve.
Pathways to Opportunity
Learn about the pathways that make it possible for people to achieve their goals.
The Price of Opportunity
Discover the central role that housing plays in determining a family’s opportunities.

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Positive Outcomes
Explore the outcomes that individuals and families can achieve.
Pathways to Opportunity
Learn about the pathways that make it possible for people to achieve their goals.
The Price of Opportunity
Discover the central role that housing plays in determining a family’s opportunities.
What is opportunity?

It is time to change the conversation that says success relies solely on individual motivation and work ethic.

From a community’s quality of education to its transit systems, we need to understand and address the full range of factors that shape the potential for opportunity and success.

Opportunity360 provides an innovative approach to understanding and assessing the opportunities available for individuals and communities, including housing stability, educational attainment, health and well-being, economic security and mobility.

As those pathways become accessible to everyone, they enhance the ability of residents to prosper and fully engage in civic, economic and social life.

Our vision is that every person can live in a community of opportunity, where the pathways to a better life are accessible to everyone.

Housing Stability
Education
Health & Well-being
Economic Security
Mobility
Housing Stability
Education
Economic Security
Health & Well-being
Mobility
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How neighborhoods score
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tracts score , while tracts score .

How do outcomes vary in each category, across states and regions?

Choose a location to view how those neighborhoods compare to those nation-wide.

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Positive Outcomes
Explore the outcomes that individuals and families can achieve.
Pathways to Opportunity
Learn about the pathways that make it possible for people to achieve their goals.
The Price of Opportunity
Discover the central role that housing plays in determining a family’s opportunities.
Pathways to opportunity exist at multiple levels.
People matter.
Homes and buildings matter.
Neighborhoods and networks matter.
Policies and systems matter.
Place matters.
It’s not all-or-nothing.
No neighborhood does poorly in every area.
And no neighborhood is perfect.
All neighborhoods have strengths and challenges
Explore determinant relationships across neighborhoods
Understanding opportunity leads to smarter neighborhood strategies

Two adjacent neighborhoods can offer residents starkly different pathways toward opportunity. Each requires different types of community interventions.

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For example, Neighborhood A has excellent access to jobs and services, but struggles with poor schools, high vacancy and crime — both captured in its environmental score. It could benefit from investments in schools, public safety and workforce development.

Adjacent Neighborhood B shares some the same environmental challenges, but has advantages like strong schools and low poverty rates. It could benefit from investments public safety and in affordable homes, to give greater access to low-income residents.

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Positive Outcomes
Explore the outcomes that individuals and families can achieve.
Pathways to Opportunity
Learn about the pathways that make it possible for people to achieve their goals.
The Price of Opportunity
Discover the central role that housing plays in determining a family’s opportunities.
Housing affordability plays a critical role in determining your access to opportunity.
We measure housing affordability as a percentage of annual household income.
How many neighborhoods in 
States
Metro Areas

are affordable at an income of ?
% of income housholds spend on rent
Number of neighborhoods
About the data
Consider the affordability of housing in your neighborhood. What effects might this have on access to opportunity pathways?
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Urban / Rural
Urban
Rural
Minority Population
Over 50% Minority
Over 50% White