Tag Archives: community development

Introducing a comprehensive source of community development news from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

This month we are launching a new e-newsletter to create a comprehensive source for Community Development and Policy Studies news. This monthly email will highlight the latest community development publications (including ProfitWise News and Views), blogs, and upcoming events from … Continue reading

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Making Chicago Greener

By Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell In honor of Earth Day last week, and in light of the emphasis that CDPS places on workforce development, this blog will profile two programs helping the formerly incarcerated enter or re-enter the workforce … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

Every year, Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) researches issues that affect low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in the Seventh District that relate to, among other topics, economic/worker mobility; access to competitively priced credit and financial services; small business development; … Continue reading

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Redefining Rustbelt: Cross-City Perspectives on Connecting Health and Community Development

(To view full article with figures, click here) By Robin Newberger, Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Susan Longworth On March 16, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its 2016 County Health Rankings [1] showing a worsening of conditions in some “rustbelt” counties like … Continue reading

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Low- and Moderate-income Survey Results

by Emily Engel and Mark O’Dell The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies Department participated in administering The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s low- and moderate-income survey to respondents in the Seventh District. The survey … Continue reading

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A New Tool for Measuring the Convergence of Community Development and Public Health

By: Emily Engel & Susan Longworth Continuing efforts to facilitate opportunities for the community development and public health sectors to collaborate in order to maximize resources and impact, the Community Development and Policy Studies Division at the Federal  Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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A Roundtable on the State of Housing in Chicago and Cook County

by Jason Keller The term “community development” is narrowly defined in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). However, one of the more prominent components is lending and investment in affordable housing (including multi-family and rental units) for low- and moderate-income residents.[i] … Continue reading

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Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Update

In the Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Department’s field work throughout the Seventh District, CDPS contacts – in varying contexts – have voiced concerns about conditions impacting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. CDPS’ goals include conducting research on community … Continue reading

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Preview of the upcoming Summit on Inner City Economic Development in Detroit

By Martin Lavelle In a recent blog, I shared my observations about Pittsburgh’s efforts to revitalize its urban core. Then, I analyzed the extent to which Pittsburgh’s turnaround can serve as a model for Detroit as its city leaders and … Continue reading

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Redefining Rustbelt: Making Broadband Available to Residents and Small Businesses in Detroit, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Philadelphia

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau In the digital era, broadband is essential for running a business, finding a job, and getting and receiving most types of mainstream data and information.  Yet disparity in broadband use remains a concern across … Continue reading

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