The Community Development Studies & Education Department supports the Federal Reserve System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development in low- and moderate-income communities and fair and impartial access to credit in underserved markets. The department works closely with financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on public-private partnerships that result in increased affordable housing and community and economic development. The department assists financial institutions to understand their responsibilities under the federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
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Publications & Videos
Beyond the Numbers: A Qualitative Exploration of “Following the Money: An Analysis of Foundation Grantmaking for Community and Economic Development.” This qualitative companion report provides insights from a sample of key informants throughout the Third Federal Reserve District on the metro area and organizational factors that affect a community’s ability to attract foundation support for community and economic development activities.
Cascade Focus: Gentrification and Changes in the Stock of Low-Cost Rental Housing in Philadelphia, 2000 to 2014. This report examines the loss of low-cost rental units and potential risk to subsidized rental units in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods.
Rental Housing Affordability: This interactive tool enables users to examine trends in rental housing affordability in Third District states from 2005 to 2014.
Consumer Credit Explorer (CCE): This interactive tool enables users to look at quarterly changes in credit use indicators from 2005 to 2015 and to compare indicators across different areas.
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