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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).

Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

An index designed to track real business conditions at high observation frequency

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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.

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Annual Report

2021 Annual Report: Resilience and Recovery

In a year marked by both progress and setbacks in the U.S. economy, the Philadelphia Fed responded to support Third District communities on the road to economic recovery. Our 2021 Annual Report tells the story of how our Bank assessed the economy and its impact on people’s lives through research, innovative programs, and listening to the communities we serve.

Economic Outlook: The More Things Change

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