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By Gabriella Chiarenza
Families with a lower income are more likely to use certain public benefits—and lose them with a small raise or higher-paying job. Here are some of the most common benefits people can lose when they go over a benefits cliff.
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By Nathan Anderson, Cindy Hull, Suchi Saxena
Regular exposure to even small amounts of lead endangers health, yet millions of lead service lines supply drinking water to homes, schools, and other facilities. Find out more about the lead service line issue and possible solutions.
A retired couple watches Alta Lake in Whistler, Canada
By Liz Duda
Most people want to retire to pursue other interests or when they reach normal retirement age. But life events often play a role.
From inflation to housing, child care availability to labor shortages, this report provides a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected low-and moderate-income people and communities, and the organizations serving them, in August 2022. Explore key findings.
Shareable data on small businesses can be hard to come by. Now you can download ready-to-use presentation slides about employer firms. They’re full of insights from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey, and available by owner race/ ethnicity, industry, state, and more.
How much could US state gross domestic product (GDP) grow by closing racial and gender gaps in the labor market? We simulate how much GDP would have increased annually by eliminating gaps in earnings, hours worked, educational attainment, and employment.
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Getting to ‘We Have a Deal’
Experience a unique Federal Reserve program that helps connect community-based organizations seeking funding with bankers looking for CRA-eligible investment opportunities.
Business Launch Boot Camp Retrospective
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Grand Opening, Frogtown Square, 2011
The 2022 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series, Toward an Inclusive Recovery, explores research illuminating issues critical to our economy and how the community development field can use findings to support a recovery that benefits everyone.
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
I love that I get to meet individuals passionate about helping their communities. It energizes me to watch and experience the good happening in our world.
Dallas Fed
I was thrilled to find that my love for data, statistics, and social sciences could be combined in a way that had a social impact.
Philadelphia Fed
It has become clear just how important it is to share the voices of real people with policy makers to help inform their decision-making.
Atlanta Fed
The United States economy needs to work for everyone. We commit to doing our part, both in the work we produce and in how we engage with people and issues relating to race and racial inequity in America.