Get insights from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
Little girl embracing her mom in her home office.
By Jennifer Fernandez
Explore the real stories of four women striving for work-life balance, as revealed through the Aspen Institute’s Women in the Economy survey. They share their ideas about how the economy might work better for women.
Aerial shot of a neighborhood in Roanoke, Virginia
By Sierra Latham
CDFIs shared innovative practices for supporting homebuyers, homeowners, and residential real estate developers in their responses to the Federal Reserve’s 2023 CDFI Survey.
Doug Erb and his family
By Jennie Blizzard
Discover how a dedicated music teacher, Doug Erb, rooted himself in rural Nebraska, navigating the challenges of finding affordable housing and contributing to community growth.
Discover how the Central Nebraska Economic Development District champions affordable housing in rural Nebraska. Executive Director Judy Petersen shares innovative strategies and financing mechanisms for delivering housing solutions in small communities.
Discover banking deserts and potential ones using the Banking Deserts dashboard. This interactive dashboard provides census tract-level data of states and counties from 2019-2023.
Worker Voices participants pursued skill-building opportunities and became more willing to leave lower-quality jobs in an effort to improve their employment outcomes. However, these efforts were met with mixed results.
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) connect low- and moderate-income communities to capital. In rural communities especially, CDFIs can be important resources
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
I work to identify the economic barriers to community resilience and create solutions to meet the needs of low-wealth and underserved throughout the Southeast.
Atlanta Fed
There is a reason the Fed does this work. The reason we talk about economic mobility is because it’s important for economic growth. And it’s really important for good, inclusive, and resilient economies.
Philadelphia Fed
My role is very much about relationships, people, and community. I work to give a voice to Indian Country. It has long been missing in terms of financial and economic data, and financial inclusion.          
Minneapolis 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.