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.

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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.

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.

Occupational Mobility Explorer

The Occupational Mobility Explorer allows users to examine how workers’ skills could transfer to similar — but higher-paying — occupations. Findings are available for the 33 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

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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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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.