July/August 2011

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July/August 2011


Q 2 Mortgage Delinquency and Finance

September 8: Micro Finance and First-Time Entrepreneurs

Social Networks and Rebuilding Communities

How CDFIs Help Create Jobs: Podcasts

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Updated August 31, 2011
photo of foreclosure sign Mortgage Performance Trends in the Southeast: A Reality Check
8/31/2011 - The most recent Mortgage Delinquency and Foreclosure Trends from the Atlanta Fed shows a slight decrease in the percentage of mortgages in foreclosure in the Southeast from December 2010 to June 2011. But there's an asterisk beside that news.
photo of co-workers Federal Reserve System Launches Community Development Call-in Series September 8
8/31/2011 - Micro Finance: Helping to Create First-time Entrepreneurs is the inaugural session for Connecting Communities™, a new Community Development call-in series that is free and open to the public. Register for the hour-long session that begins Thursday, September 8.
book cover Resilience and Opportunity Harnessing the Power of Social Networks to Rebuild Communities
8/31/2011 - Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, strong community ties played a critical role in the rebuilding process. In a new book from the Brookings Institution, a chapter coauthored by Atlanta Fed staff explores the important role of social networks in the rebuilding of two Gulf Coast communities.
photo of Donna Gambrell Special Two-Part Podcast Explores the Role of CDFIs in Community Development Today
8/31/2011 - Communities underserved by traditional financial institutions may need innovative methods to access credit. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are important partners in community and economic development.