This roundtable included an interactive set of discussions on improving the flow and effectiveness of capital in workforce development and training systems. Participants included thought leaders and innovators from across the workforce development and community development finance sectors as well as partners from philanthropy, banking, and business. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in partnership with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Richmond, and the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire cohosted the event.
The publication documents eight community development financial institution (CDFI) partnership models and details the challenges CDFI partnerships face as the industry develops. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Richmond collaborated on the publication.
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) provide affordable financial services to people and businesses in underserved communities. A recent Fed publication provides case studies on eight CDFI partnership models. Learn more in Partners Update.
The event examined health, equity, and the economic impact of community food production. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Community and Economic Development group, Hope Credit Union Enterprise Corporation, Self-Help Credit Union, and Food Well Alliance cohosted the event in Atlanta.
Community development and health professionals often work with the same residents in separate silos, but that is beginning to change. Partners Update previews a paper on emerging health-community development partnerships in the Southeast.
Health and community development professionals are learning to collaborate to address the social determinants of health. The author investigates promising partnerships in the Southeast in this first of a two-part series.
The event explored how health and community development professionals are learning to collaborate. Participants represented a variety of sectors, including health care, public health, community development, housing, government, and research. The Build Healthy Places Network, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Georgia Health Policy Center cohosted the event, which was held in Atlanta during the national American Public Health Association Conference.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency cohosted a forum in Orlando, Florida, to explore priorities, opportunities, strategies, regulatory issues, and other topics affecting community development financial institution loan funds in Florida. The Opportunity Finance Network and the CDFI Fund at U.S. Treasury were partners on the event.
Community development financial institutions have long faced challenges securing financing to assist low-income communities. One option is to become a Federal Home Loan Bank member to access additional funding sources. Partners Update discusses the membership process and new members in the Atlanta region.
The lenders, also known as CDFIs, provide capital for affordable housing, small businesses, schools, health centers, and manufacturing facilities. This Partners Update article discusses CDFIs doing business in the Southeast.
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.
Donna Gambrell, director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund, describes how community development financial institutions differ from other financial institutions and discusses their impact on low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in this first half of a two-part podcast.