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Manufactured-Home Lending to American Indians in Indian Country Remains Highly Concentrated

This blog post, published by the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discusses two lenders owned by Clayton Homes that finance a high share of manufactured homes bought by American Indians and Alaska Natives on or near American Indian reservations. 

Access: A Community Development Podcast from the Federal Reserve

This new podcast asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about the challenges they are facing and solutions they’ve found for significant social issues like economic mobility, affordable housing, small business development and community reinvestment. Each episode showcases successful programs that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The latest episode, "Access to Healthy Neighborhoods," explores the intersection of community development and health, and features an organization that engages neighbors to build vibrant communities. All episodes are available at accesspodcast.org or on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.

Early childhood Native language immersion develops minds, revitalizes cultures

Learning their indigenous languages from a very young age may prepare Native American children for success in school and life, with benefits spilling over to their families and communities. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

How Does Language Immersion Education Benefit Native Children?

In this video supplement to the Minneapolis Fed's Community Dividend publication, step into the classroom at Wicoie Nandagikendan, a preschool program at the Little Earth Community in Minneapolis that immerses children in the Dakota or Ojibwe language and culture.

Center for Indian Country Development

Through its Center for Indian Country Development, the Minneapolis Fed works to help self-governing communities of American Indians in the United States attain their economic development goals. The Center promotes partnerships, research, and coordination around four focus areas that are essential for building vibrant economies: governance, infrastructure, finance, and resources.

Spotlight on the Fed’s Community Development Work and a Discussion of Promising Opportunities for the Field

Learn more about the latest trends in community development in this one-hour Connecting Communities® webinar, held on July 10, 2014. National experts discuss ways the Federal Reserve promotes community development, and point to promising approaches and useful industry resources.

2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

This conference is the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, CDFIs, nonprofits and government officials. The 2014 program featured a keynote presentation by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen; innovations in community development policy and practice; CRA examination training; the National Community Development Lending School; and Community development tours of Chicago. Click to watch videos of keynotes, select sessions, and attendee interviews.

The Central Premise

From the nation’s central bank comes a team of bloggers with a central premise: The Fed works toward the economic well-being of all. Join us for a discussion of what’s going on in our economy and our communities. Share your thoughts within the reply section of the blog hosted by the Boston Fed. We want to hear from you.

In the Neighborhood: Where Economic and Community Development Meet

Disinvested areas of cities must often combine community and economic development efforts to achieve the goals of both. In this June 2013 Economic Development podcast, Rick Sauer and Lynn Martin Haskin of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations discuss how local institutions can support economic development at the neighborhood level.
 

Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice

The 2013 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference presented a unique forum for discussing key research, program, and policy strategies aimed at improving resiliency and rebuilding in low-income households and neighborhoods. The post-event materials include papers, presentations and videos; keynote remarks, speaker biographies and poster presentations,

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