Contributor: Philadelphia Fed
By Gabriella Chiarenza
Homeownership is an onramp to wealth for some Americans. For others, buying a house is out of reach. Here’s one way to pinpoint who is getting their foot in the door, and where.
By Fed Communities Staff
Can centering racial equity help fuel a more inclusive small business recovery? Lead to new solutions to addressing housing or workforce equity challenges in underserved communities? In this webinar, experts discuss three years of learnings from the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program. Watch or listen on demand.
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.
By Jennie Blizzard
Alaina Barca, a community development research analyst at the Philadelphia Fed, aims to make the economy more easily accessible to everyone.
By Sarah Miller, Ashley Putnam
Businesses tell us they're having a tough time hiring and retaining workers. Do people not want to work or is something deeper going on? We're conducting focus groups with workers to find out what's going on. Here's what we've learned so far.
By Mary Godleski-Cantin
Get to know how communities across the US are planning for an inclusive and resilient Main Street economic recovery.
By Sloane Kaiser
Lack of affordable, high-quality child care prevents many individuals from going back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic—and from entering the job market altogether. In Delaware, first-hand insights from parents, employers, and small business owners inform solutions to easing child care challenges in the state.
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.
By Jennifer Wilding
A growing number of states and cities have passed laws that say low-income tenants have the right to counsel when they’re facing eviction. Most come with funds to implement the right to counsel.
By Surekha Carpenter, Alexander Nikolov, Stephanie Norris, Alison Shott
From March 22 through May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2021 CDFI Survey. Here's what 345 CDFIs said about their financial well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational gaps and challenges, and effects on clients and communities they serve.