The latest from the Fed’s community development teams and their collaborators.
Young Black woman looking at papers with postsecondary financing options
Many students take on debt to pay for postsecondary education and training, but other options are available. Here's what the experts told us at a recent conference.
CRA: Building Blocks for Change
The Community Reinvestment Act can help lenders chart a different future for low-and moderate-income neighborhoods. Here are four examples.
The Community Reinvestment Act is approaching its first significant modernization in about a quarter century. Take a look back at the historical conditions that shaped it.
With major regulatory changes underway for the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), explore creative ways community partners and funders have worked together using CRA as a tool to drive change in communities.
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 2021. Explore key findings for workforce development and job service entities.
Here’s what 345 Community Development Financial Institutions told the Federal Reserve about their financial well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational gaps and challenges, and effects on clients and communities they serve.
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.
In these three sessions from the 2021 Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series, Toward an Inclusive Recovery, explore 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 often hear people say to me, ‘You have such a spark, you are so passionate about things.’ But I’ve seen the ups and downs in my life and my father’s life, and that keeps me motivated and passionate.
St. Louis Fed
[Rural child care providers] don’t see each other as rivals. They are people working to serve the families in their communities, and they want to know what the Fed can do to help them.
St. Louis Fed
Arts and artists are essential to both rebuilding and preserving cultures and communities impacted by external factors. They are a lifeline for economic and social change.
New York 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.