Partners Update - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta A continuously updated online newsletter addressing community and economic development trends, issues, and events. The newsletter offers timely articles, research roundups, and links to podcasts. en-us Atlanta Fed Logo Racial Equity in the Context of COVID-19: A Primer 151B7E6F-E624-4636-8932-7F3EADBE3A7F Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:35:00 EST Read Partners Update to learn about the San Francisco Fed's "Racial Equity Primer," which provides context for discussing racial equity and related issues. Research for Equity in Recovery EB709A9C-9216-47C0-B415-2869AEDAA0F5 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:36:00 EST 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. The Board Expands Its Main Street Lending Program AED6BDD6-AEB6-47E9-B0D6-64CD094529D7 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:00:00 EST 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 Partners Update. Housing Policy Impact: Federal Eviction Protection Coverage and the Need for Better Data EF335518-FEAD-4C34-B545-9492270447E9 Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:41:00 EST COVID-19 exacerbates an existing affordable housing shortage in the Southeast, which lacked over a million affordable rental units before the virus outbreak began. Partners Update explores efforts to enact eviction moratoriums under the CARES Act. Southeastern Small Businesses in the Face of COVID-19 806F350D-235F-42E6-80FA-E74C5EE208D7 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:26:00 EST 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. Partners Update gives an overview of the state of southeastern small businesses before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dollars and Sense: Affordability of Childcare BAEB6E4D-A05B-41FE-A4B9-870145D38204 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:22:00 EST For many working families with young children, childcare is essential to maintain employment. Childcare prepares children for kindergarten and future learning and success. Partners Update examines childcare during the economic downturn, including its costs. Guidance on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and COVID-19 3B90C10D-389C-4AAD-BF5D-66EB1FD8DC44 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:17:00 EST The banking agencies have released frequently asked questions related to the Community Reinvestment Act and coronavirus. Learn about this expanded guidance in Partners Update. Household Economic Outlook before and after COVID-19 92C86F2B-B666-441E-B755-7E491728BF56 Tue, 19 May 2020 10:22:00 EST 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 Partners Update. Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, a Tale of Two Southeastern Cities 897867C8-8F20-41FD-9ABD-A813B3371E00 Wed, 13 May 2020 16:02:00 EST Congress passed the CARES Act and other legislation to help workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Partners Update 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. Webinar to Explore Findings from the SHED Report F2AC323D-AC50-4A2B-B4A4-99104E457BB7 Tue, 12 May 2020 12:24:00 EST Register in Partners Update 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.