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Housing & Neighborhoods


Can More Regular Reassessment Improve Property Tax Equity in Philadelphia?

This brief summarizes research that looked into whether more regular assessment of property values can improve the equity of property taxes and how that would affect property owners in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.

Expectations of Student Loan Repayment, Forbearance, and Cancellation: Insights from Recent Survey Data

This report adds to our understanding of student borrower experiences with and future expectations of student loan repayment, forbearance, and loan cancellation using responses to the January 2022 and April 2022 waves of the COVID-19 Survey of Consumers conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Consumer Finance Institute (CFI).

State Coincident Indexes

Monthly index of general economic conditions for each of the 50 states

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Philanthropic Capital for Communities

This report explores the grantmaking activity of an extensive sample of community foundations and local United Way affiliates, with a particular focus on the support they provide to organizations involved in community and economic development.

About Us

Annual Report

President's Letter: 2021 Annual Report

In his letter, President Patrick Harker highlights how our staff kept a pulse on the economy through research and listening to the communities we serve to support a strong economic recovery.

Economic Outlook: The More Things Change

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