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Community Development

The Community Development Studies and 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). External Link


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  • Bridging the Gap: Research and Practice on Gentrification and Equitable Development in Philadelphia
    October 14, 2015
    12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. ET
    Register for this webinar here External Link .
  • Capital for Communities: Pay for Success Financing
    November 4, 2015
    8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET
    Philadelphia, PA
    View the agenda PDF and register External Link for the event.

Community Profiles

View historical information, maps, and demographic, economic, and lending data for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) or portions of MSAs in the Third Federal Reserve District.

Updated information in the demographic and economic data section of each profile.

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Consumer Resources

Find publications on credit-related topics.

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Homeownership Counseling Study

The Effectiveness of Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling and Financial Management Skills

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Publications & Videos

Identifying Opportunity Occupations in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Economies: This report summarizes research on employment opportunities for workers without a formal education in 100 metros nationwide. New

Identifying Opportunity Occupations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware: This companion report provides detailed information on employment opportunities for workers without a formal education in the Third Federal Reserve District. New

Browse conference summaries, Special Reports, Discussion Papers, and Cascade.

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Contact Us

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Community Development Studies & Education Department
Ten Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1574

(215) 574-6037 – phone
(215) 574-2512 – fax

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