FEMA Online Tool Aids in Community Rebuilding
Reinventing Older Communities Conference Materials Posted Online
Discussion of State Small Business Credit Initiative
SE CDFI conference July 18–19
Prepaid Cards Evaluated for Safety
Housing Rural Populations: Overview of Changing Needs
Apply for Affordable Housing Program Grant
Cleveland Fed Summit June 28-29
Forming Partnerships in Workforce Development Efforts
May 29 Session on Lessons from Resurgent and Transforming Cities
Fed Gov. Discusses Housing
Research Paper Reexamines Foreclosure Crisis
Blog Posting Points to Housing Improvement in the Southeast
Lending to Small Businesses to Create New Jobs
Analysis of a Recent Mortgage Proposal
Research Paper Considers the Role of Government in Housing Finance
Economic Development Podcasts
||Editor's Note: This publication is posted on a rolling bi-monthly schedule.
Updated June 29, 2012
||Prepaid Cards Being Evaluated for Safety
6/15/2012 - As prepaid cards gain acceptance among consumers, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is examining ways to make them safer. Take a look at what the CFPB is doing.
||Housing Trends in Rural Areas
6/11/2012 - Rural communities have historically had high unemployment and poverty rates as well as substandard housing stock. Joseph Belden of the nonprofit Housing Assistance Council discusses housing challenges in rural areas and strategies to improve those conditions.
||Power in Partnerships: Addressing Workforce Development Challenges
6/4/2012 - Workforce development issues require collaboration across sectors and geography. Damian Thorman, national program director at the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, discusses the importance of public, private, and philanthropic partnerships in addressing local and regional workforce challenges.
||Signs of Rebuilding in Housing?
5/22/2012 - According to homebuilders and residential brokers in the Southeast, the housing industry is improving slowly. The Atlanta Fed's Center for Real Estate Analytics staffers report on feedback from industry representatives in a recent SouthPoint blog.