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Community Development

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). External Link


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  • Bridging the Gap: Promising Approaches and Emerging Practices for Addressing Youth Unemployment
    December 2, 2015
    10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Philadelphia, 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

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

A Practitioner's Summary: Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia explores the topic of gentrification and the effects of neighborhood change on vulnerable residents. New

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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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