Community Development

To support the growth of an inclusive economy, we work with low- and moderate-income communities to increase access to credit, quality jobs, education, and housing. We also help financial institutions understand their responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Female warehouse worker in safety vest scanning items on shelf.

Worker Voices: Shifting Perspectives and Expectations

Worker Voices provides a unique view into how job seekers and workers without a four-year degree navigated the labor market during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the recovery — and how it changed what they expect from a job.

Community Development and Regional Outreach Visiting Scholars

Academics, experts, and thinkers with focus areas aligned with the Community Development and Regional Outreach department are key collaborators as participants in the Visiting Scholars Program.

Home Mortgage Explorer

This refreshed tool offers an easy way to view local trends in mortgage lending between 2010 and 2021. Find data for home purchase, refinance, and home improvement mortgages, and visualize trends by applicant income, gender, and race and ethnicity.


Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program

The ROC Cohort Program is an in-depth racial equity training program for cross-sector community groups across the U.S. to apply local solutions to increase opportunity and strengthen local economies.





Integrating Economic Inclusion to Strengthen Local Economies

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


Mural on a wall depicting the heads of six people looking up at the names of various careers.

Equitable Wealth Initiative

The Equitable Wealth Initiative (EWI) is a partnership between the Philadelphia Fed and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to examine the historical and systemic barriers and the ongoing narratives that impact wealth inequality in Philadelphia.