The latest from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
Black women in wheelchair using laptop
Could CRA modernization drive more inclusive community development for individuals with disabilities, especially those at the intersection of race or ethnicity?
CRA: Building Blocks for Change
In what ways is the Community Reinvestment Act a tool that helps lenders chart a different future for low-and moderate-income neighborhoods? Here are four examples.
Digital Social Life
The pandemic has underscored how many aspects of modern life rely on high-speed internet, and how stark the difference in broadband access is for some Americans, both in rural areas and big cities.
Imagine that racial and gender gaps no longer exist in the labor market. Would there be more shared prosperity in your state?
The Fed’s community development experts share the inspirations and motivations behind their work.
It’s like we have two Bay Areas: one where people have opportunities, and one where people are working hard to get ahead, but economic, social, and educational systems are failing them.
San Francisco Fed
Academically, I was in the top 10 percent of African American students in the nation. Not one time was I told anything about owning a business, owning a house, owning stock.
Kansas City Fed
[Fred Rogers] gave me a small book, a trolley, and a card, and he wished me luck. The wishes and luck are blessings I carry with me into places and spaces where I hope to make positive changes.
Board of Governors
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.