Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center, 2013-2019

This cooperative agreement, awarded to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in 2013, supported the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of technical assistance to support family self-sufficiency research and administrative data analysis. This center served as a hub to support the development of state and federal capacity for administrative data collection, linkage, and analysis. The goal was to provide practitioners and policymakers access to high-quality information on family self-sufficiency programs.

The Data Center’s technical assistance activities included:

  • Compiling, documenting, and preparing state and federal family self-sufficiency data sources;
  • Designing trainings, individualized consultations, and multi-state collaborative research projects to support agencies’ analysis of administrative data;
  • Developing software, tools, and resources to support administrative data use; and
  • Continuous learning about needs, barriers, and challenges associated with administrative data.

A brief documenting lessons learned from the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center, with references to resources produced by the effort, can be found on the Chapin Hall PDF (PDF) Visit disclaimer page .

The point of contact is Nicole Deterding.

Related Resources

This report presents findings from a needs assessment conducted by the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center. As an initial activity, the Data Center obtained input from key stakeholders regarding their current capacity, challenges, and needs with family self-sufficiency data...