Surveys & Survey Data

Aerial shot of a neighborhood in Roanoke, Virginia
By Sierra Latham
CDFIs shared innovative practices for supporting homebuyers, homeowners, and residential real estate developers in their responses to the Federal Reserve’s 2023 CDFI Survey.
Bank of Bird-in-Hand mobile branch bus parked on the side of the road as a horse and buggy pass by.
By Alaina Barca, Crystal Flynn
Two community banks, Bank of Bird-in-Hand and BankOnBuffalo, combat banking deserts in a unique way by bringing access to financial services to the communities that they serve. 
Business district located in a rural American town.
By Nick Haltom, Stephanie Norris
Get insightful data and findings from the Richmond Fed's 2023 CDFI Survey, highlighting the impact and challenges of rural CDFIs.
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By Carrie Cook
CDFIs play a critical role in getting capital into underserved communities. Findings from the Fed’s 2023 CDFI Survey, discussed at OFN’s annual conference, highlight opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
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By Fed Communities Staff
Discover how CDFIs are faring in today’s economy. Learn about their products and services, existing challenges, and potential solutions revealed by the Federal Reserve’s latest CDFI survey. Watch or listen on demand.
2023 CDFI Survey
By Surekha Carpenter, Nick Haltom, Sierra Latham, Stephanie Norris, Hailey Phelps, Kai Amado
From April 24 through June 2, 2023, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2023 CDFI Survey. Respondents touched on demand for products and services, innovation, and impacts of rising interest rates, a tight labor market, and rising wages. Here's what 453 CDFIs said about their financial well-being and the road ahead.
2023 CDFI Survey
By Carrie Cook
Results from the 2023 Federal Reserve CDFI Survey are in. Get a first look at high-level findings about challenges in meeting demand, product innovation, and more.
Black businessman with short hair, a black shirt, and wearing glasses talks on the phone. He sits at a wooden desk with framed photos on the wall behind him.
By Lucas Misera
Half of businesses survive at least five years but many start on shaky financial footing. The Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey reveals unique funding challenges for startups owned by people of color.
Townhouses featured on cover of the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
By Jacob Lockwood
Get insights from the October 2022 survey on issues ranging from inflation to shrinking retirement savings to barriers to homeownership.
Federal Reserve CDFI Survey
By Carrie Cook
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are important to closing gaps in credit and capital access. The 2023 CDFI Survey aims to find out how CDFI demand and capacity have changed in the last two years.