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Banking & Community Development

Community Affairs in the Federal Reserve System pdf document provides an overview of the Federal Reserve System's Community Affairs program.

Community Reinvestment: Does Your Bank Measure Up? describes how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) affects the way banks and thrifts serve their communities' credit needs. The booklet outlines factors that regulators use to rate a bank's CRA performance and tells where to find information on a bank's rating.

Crisis Preparedness: Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline is a DVD that covers crisis preparedness issues of interest to bankers and first responders.

The Director's Primer: Guide to Management Oversight and Banking Regulation (12.3 MB pdf document)  Español (550 KB pdf document)

Discussion Papers address emerging and critical issues in community development. Our goal is to provide information on topics that will be useful to the many actors involved in community development—governments, nonprofits, financial institutions, and beneficiaries.

The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S. profiles sixteen communities and reveals the dynamics affecting people living in poverty and the policies that will be needed to bring poor people and poor communities into the economic mainstream.

Facing the Risk of Foreclosure provides answers to frequently asked questions on foreclosure prevention. Español pdf document

Financial Update is an online publication that is updated continuously with articles of interest to the banking community, including state of the economy speeches, updates on services, research on banking trends, and changes in Federal Reserve regulations. Podcasts featuring interviews with subject matter experts accompany each quarterly issue. RSS Feed RSS | Podcast Financial Update Focus

A Guide to Business Credit for Women, Minorities, and Small Businesses offsite
Financing is a critical and perennial concern for the owners of small businesses. Entrepreneurs may not realize that applying for commercial credit is a more customized process than obtaining consumer credit and requires a great deal of preparation. This brochure helps demystify the process and may improve your chances of getting the credit you need. Español pdf document

Mortgage Delinquency and Foreclosure Trends are quarterly reports providing information on mortgage market conditions in each of the six states that compose the Sixth Federal Reserve District: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

News from FedACH is the Federal Reserve Banks' nationwide, quarterly ACH newsletter that is designed for FedACH customers interested in seeing ACH fulfill its role as the nation's premier electronic payment service. offsite

Partners in Community and Economic Development, a magazine published occasionally by Community and Economic Development at the Atlanta Fed, keeps financial institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other practitioners abreast of the latest community development issues and trends.

Partners Update is an online newsletter addressing community and economic development trends, issues, and events. Updated continuously, it offers timely articles, research roundups, and links to podcasts created by the Atlanta Fed's Community and Economic Development group.