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Research for Equity in Recovery
06/29/2020 - The Research for Equity in Recovery webinar series—cohosted by the Philadelphia Fed, the Upjohn Institute, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research—will explore the most up-to-date research and best practices to promote a strong and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Board Expands Its Main Street Lending Program
06/19/2020 - The Board expanded its Main Street Lending Program to allow more medium-sized and small businesses that were financially sound before the pandemic to receive support. Read about the changes in this article.

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Housing Policy Impact: Federal Eviction Protection Coverage and the Need for Better Data
06/16/2020 - COVID-19 exacerbates an existing affordable housing shortage in the Southeast, which lacked over a million affordable rental units before the virus outbreak began. This article explores efforts to enact eviction moratoriums under the CARES Act.

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Southeastern Small Businesses in the Face of COVID-19
06/10/2020 - Social distancing policies, mandatory business shutdowns, and shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19 have left many small business owners vulnerable to permanent closure. This article gives an overview of the state of southeastern small businesses before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dollars and Sense: Affordability of Childcare
06/04/2020 - For many working families with young children, childcare is essential to maintain employment. Childcare prepares children for kindergarten and future learning and success. This article examines childcare during the economic downturn, including its costs.

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Guidance on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and COVID-19
06/03/2020 - The banking agencies have released frequently asked questions related to the Community Reinvestment Act and coronavirus. Learn about this expanded guidance in this article.

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Household Economic Outlook before and after COVID-19
05/19/2020 - The Board has released its annual report on household economic well-being. In April 2020, the Board conducted a supplemental survey of over 1,000 adults to gauge households' overall financial circumstances during COVID-19. Read a summary of the report in this article.

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, a Tale of Two Southeastern Cities
05/13/2020 - Congress passed the CARES Act and other legislation to help workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. This article considers a case study of a hypothetical laid-off restaurant worker in Birmingham and Miami and the potential financial assistance he’d receive in each city.

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Webinar to Explore Findings from the SHED Report
05/12/2020 - Register in this article for a May 14 webinar on key findings from the annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking. The survey includes results from a supplemental survey on financial well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protecting Vulnerable Populations from COVID-19
05/05/2020 - COVID-19 is having disproportionate health and economic impacts on racial and ethnic minority, low-income, low-wealth, and rural residents. This article examines research on tracking the spread of the virus to protect vulnerable citizens.

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Tackling the Unknown Together: Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
04/14/2020 - Our community and economic development team conducted a virtual listening tour to collect real-time economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis in low- and moderate-income communities and the organizations that serve them. Read this article for a discussion of the findings.

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School's Out: Childcare Needs among Essential Health Care Workers and First Responders
04/08/2020 - Nurses, doctors, and emergency responders are essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Many are juggling childcare while schools are closed. This article explores the childcare needs of public health workers during the pandemic.

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Small Business Credit Survey
04/07/2020 - The Federal Reserve Banks have released the 2020 report on small business financial and credit experiences. A supplemental brief explores small firm resilience in light of the effects of COVID-19. Read this article for a summary.