Contributor: Chicago Fed

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. 
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.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Violeta Gutkowski
The spread of COVID-19 and the many efforts to slow it are impacting communities throughout the nation. To best respond to this crisis, information is needed about the scope and scale of challenges in various communities. 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. The survey was fielded by eight national partners and the Federal Reserve System's community development function.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Daniel Paul Davis, Michael Grover, Violeta Gutkowski, David Kaufmann, Karen Leone de Nie
Throughout 2020, the Federal Reserve surveyed nonprofits, financial institutions, government agencies, and other community organizations to understand the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income communities and the entities serving them. Here's what they found.