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Mortgage Performance Trends in the Southeast: A Reality Check
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.

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Federal Reserve System Launches Community Development Call-in Series September 8
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.

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Harnessing the Power of Social Networks to Rebuild Communities
Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, strong community ties played a critical role in the rebuilding process. A new book with content by Atlanta Fed staff explores the important role of social networks in the rebuilding of two Gulf Coast communities.

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Special Two-Part Podcast Explores the Role of CDFIs in Community Development Today
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.