Georgia Watch recently embarked on a project with the SIF team to map title pawn lending locations across Georgia. Combining Google Maps search results with online Yellow Pages data, this project revealed an astounding number of title pawn lending locations in Georgia in 2018. Notably 74.4 percent of those title pawn lenders are operating in areas with a poverty rate above the national average according to census data. SIF fellow, Blake Davis, worked closely with Georgia Watch on this project. She co-authored a blog post on the Atlanta Studies website, and contributed to a policy paper!

Great job, Blake!