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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


  • Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality
    June 18–19, 2015
    Pittsburgh, PA
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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.

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Consumer Resources

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Homeownership Counseling Study

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

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Publications & Videos

Cascade Focus: This issue analyzes trends in rental housing affordability in the Third Federal Reserve District between 2007 and 2012. New

Research in Brief: This brief summarizes the working paper Credit Access After Consumer Bankruptcy Filing: New EvidenceNew

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

(215) 574-6458 – phone
(215) 574-2512 – fax

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