Explore Data Tools
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is committed to increasing access to data to help grantees, the media, and the public understand the nature of civil legal needs and the services available to address individual and families in need. Choose a type of resource from the tabs below:
Tools and Visualizations for Accessing Data
The tools below are designed to provide easy access to data about the nature of civil legal needs and the services available to address them. This includes dashboards, a tool to quickly access key Census demographic data, and a gallery of thumbnails that link to LSC and non-LSC tools on topics relevant to civil legal aid providers. We welcome comments or suggestions for improving these resources (DataTeam@lsc.gov).
COVID-19 Data Tools & Resources
The gallery below provides links to COVID-19-related data tools. These resources were assembled to help LSC grantees identify high need areas in local communities, measure trends in local conditions over time, or compare the impact of COVID-19 across jurisdictions. The data sources are reliable and generally publically-available. Legal aid programs may wish to use these data to solicit additional financial support, target outreach, or establish partnerships.
- Stanford Legal Design Lab's Legal Help FAQ on Eviction & Rent Protections.
- Eviction Lab's COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecards and list of eviction and utility moratoria.
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Multifamily Property Search.
- Professor Emily Benfer's tracking of COVID-19 Eviction Moratoria.
- NLIHC's Multifamily Properties Subject to Federal Eviction Moratoriums.
- Fannie Mae's Renters Resource Finder or Freddie Mac's property mortgage lookup.
- TRLA's CARES Act Tenant Protections in TX.
Select options below to filter the gallery by geographic scope of the data or by possible "intents" for which the resources may be helpful.
Get COVID-19 rates
See demographics of cases
Count or locate at-risk populations
Understand court changes
Understand job losses
Track eviction numbers
JHU: Trends in New Cases by State
From Johns Hopkins University. Shows trends over time in new cases by day and as a 3 day moving average, by state.
JHU: Map of Cases and Deaths by County
From Johns Hopkins University. Shows cases, deaths, and selected population demographics (with printable infographics) by county.
Census Demographic/ Economic Resources
A collection of dashboards and maps on relevant demographic & socioeconomic data from the American Community Survey.
NCSC Coronavirus and the Courts
A Tableau dashboard of changes to court processes & proceedings by state from the National Center for State Courts.
Courts’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis
From the Brennan Center. A collection of policy changes from federal courts, immigration courts, and state courts in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Where Low-Income Jobs Are Being Lost to COVID-19
From Urban Institute. Estimated low-income jobs lost by industry per US county/MSA/census tract.
Eviction Tracking System
From Eviction Lab. For select cities, see weekly updates on the number of eviction cases being filed.
COVID Racial Data Tracker & Dashboard
From the COVID Tracking Project. Compare percentage of deaths to percentage of the population for race/ethnicity groups.
Quick Census Demographics
Other Tools and Visualizations
Indicators of Legal Need
Disaster Risk Lookup Map
Use this map to look up a county's level of risk for flooding, tornados, hurricanes, and other types of disasters.
NACo County-Level Data Explorer
Map and compare dozens of county level indicators with this National Association of Counties tool.
Map, download, and compare data on evictions and related Census data for various levels of geography.
Debt in America Interactive Map
Map and download data on student loan, auto loan, and medical debts for counties and states.
Visualize Small Area Income Poverty Estimates
The Census Bureau's SAIPE program provides single-year poverty and income estimates by state and county, including of school age children by school district.
Fair Housing Mapping Tool
Map and download data by jurisdiction or region on topics related to furthering fair housing, such as housing problems, housing affordability, and disability and other demographics.
Census Data by Disaster Area
Use this Census tool to look explore and visualize demographic, economic, and housing data for declared disaster areas.
Drug Overdose Deaths
Map and download data on the number and change in drug overdose deaths by state.
The Justice Index
From the National Center for Access to Justice, these dashboards include indicators and rankings on topics such as language and disability accessibility and access to attorneys or self-representation.
SRLN Map Gallery
The Self-Represented Litigation Network's gallery of interactive maps is intended to support access to civil justice, such as highlighting the role of legal aid in disaster response efforts.