Our data originates from Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests sent to New York State and New York City agencies. Our analysis and visualizations corroborate what is already obvious to the residents of our neighborhoods: Harlem and East Harlem are unjustly burdened with an over-concentration of social programs, which have been adamantly rejected by wealthier neighborhoods.
1. Unequal Treatment Distribution
2. PROGRAMS IN HARLEM SERVE THE NY REGION, NOT OUR COMMUNITY
3. DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS CLOSING AND SHRINKING
4. Overdose Rates
6. Supportive Housing
1. Drug treatment programs in historically redlined districts
2. Drug treatment programs in high crime areas
3. Drug treatment programs located near our schools
See additional posts related to data analysis:
- Redlining and Drug Treatment Programs
- Overdose Deaths Linked to Large Methadone Centers
- Hospital Closures and Racial Correlation
- Single Adult Sheltered Individuals Increase
- Single Adult Shelter Density
OTP Patient Residences from OASAS FOIL request. We have two versions of this dataset:
- FOIL request in 2018 by Candace Arrington covering calendar year 2017: Original PDF, OCR and Analysis
- FOIL request in 2020 by Shawn Hill covering March 2019-February 2020: Original PDF, OCR and Analysis
These datasets count the number of “admissions” to OASAS treatment programs, by program and by patient’s provided residential zip code. For patient confidentiality the exact counts are redacted for program-zip code pairs with 5 or fewer patients, and residential zip codes are not necessarily reliable or current.
Shelter Census Data from NYC Open Data.
- Monthly census of shelter population: Dataset, Analysis. This dataset lists the census populations of NYC shelters over time since mid-2018. Accessed Nov 2022.
- Monthly counts of associated addresses for shelter residents: Dataset