Voices: News & views for the community development field

Black women in wheelchair using laptop
Could CRA modernization drive more inclusive community development for individuals with disabilities, especially those at the intersection of race or ethnicity?
CRA: Building Blocks for Change
In what ways is the Community Reinvestment Act a tool that helps lenders chart a different future for low-and moderate-income neighborhoods? Here are four examples.
Digital Social Life
The pandemic has underscored how many aspects of modern life rely on high-speed internet, and how stark the difference in broadband access is for some Americans, both in rural areas and big cities.
Stack of refurbished laptops on white table
When Beth Drum heard that families in her area needed computers for remote work and school, she enlisted her employer's help to get 400 refurbished laptops to their community. Here's how she did it.
Bridging Change with CRA
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard shares her views on why it's the right time to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.
CRA Building Blocks for Change
In the 40+ years since the CRA was enacted in 1977, the way banking is conducted has changed. It's just one reason the Fed is looking to update the regulation we use to evaluate banks under the law.
CRA Building Blocks for Change
Congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977, requiring banks to reinvest in the communities in which they operate. Here's why the law was needed and why it's still relevant today.
Woman at her work desk with basketball
Like basketball players, entrepreneurs need a strong system of support to maximize their potential. Here are the six parts of a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Explore Your Options
The Occupational Mobility Explorer tool helps you identify transferable job skills and explore career opportunities in your community.
Masked man sits outside closed business
Minority small-business owners and community lenders joined us for a virtual event to discuss where they are at this stage of the pandemic, what they need going forward, and who can and should help. Watch on demand.