Equitable Development

Man holds glass under running kitchen faucet
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.
2022 Perspectives from Main Street Survey Findings
By Nishesh Chalise, Violeta Gutkowski, Heidi Kaplan
This report offers findings of a survey designed to collect information on the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income people and communities and the entities serving them in 2022.
Illustration of diverse group of people
By Teesha Miller, Emily Garr Pacetti
The Federal Reserve Beige Book covers a variety of perspectives on economic matters Fed decisionmakers use to guide their monetary policy decisions. Here's what you need to know about new sections that highlight conditions in low- and moderate-income communities.
Rural Native Town at foothills of mountain range
By Andrew Dumont, Andrew Huff
By centering their traditional values in their economies and ways of life, many Native communities in the United States are making progress towards higher levels of prosperity.
Teen and preteen African American sisters sit on a couch, holding a piggy bank
By Ray Boshara, Sara Chaganti, Ana Kent, Lowell R. Ricketts
There were large wealth gaps before the pandemic and rising prices are straining families’ resources. Yet there's hope for an equitable and inclusive wealth recovery.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Speakers from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC provide an overview of the interagency CRA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR). Watch on demand.
Young Black woman looking at papers with postsecondary financing options
By PJ Tabit
Many students take on debt to pay for postsecondary education and training, but other options are available. Here's what experts told us at a recent conference.
CRA: Building Blocks for Change
By Benjamin Horowitz
The Community Reinvestment Act can help lenders chart a different future for low-and moderate-income neighborhoods. Here are four examples.
By Benjamin Horowitz
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.
Woman looks over grocery bill at kitchen table
By Kuma Okoro
New research tells us that inflation may impact different people in different ways. People's experiences with rising prices depend on where they live, how much they earn, and how they spend.