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January 2023 Community Perspectives and Conditions
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Here’s what nonprofit and community leaders, and workforce professionals serving lower-income people, shared with the Federal Reserve for the Beige Book.
Family getting tax preparation assistance
By Nathan Anderson
Many Americans with no or low income can benefit from expert tax-filing assistance, and in some cases, get thousands of dollars in tax refunds. 
Senior Black business owner wearing apron
By Maria Hasenstab
From housing support to mental health interventions, nonprofit organizations are playing a major role in mitigating economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.
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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.