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Neighborhood revitalization and stabilization - Publications


Bridges — Winter 2017-2018

Bridges is a quarterly review of regional community and economic development issues, projects, and regulatory changes for practitioners from community-based organizations, as well as for CRA officers, academics, and government officials that work in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Feature articles in the Winter 2017-2018 issue include: New St. Louis Fed Tool Dives Deep into Community Investment; Cash on Hand Is Critical for Avoiding Hardship; Connecting a Memphis Community to the Built Environment through Equity; Investment Connection: The St. Louis Fed’s New Approach to CRA; CRA: An Examiner’s Perspective – Questions to Ask Workforce Development Partners; and more.

Seizing the Opportunity for Equitable Redevelopment

Nearly 10 years have passed since Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, Texas, yet many low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and affordable homes have not been rebuilt or replaced. The result is a community that is less economically diverse and more likely to face serious workforce challenges in the coming years. This new Dallas Fed report explores the impact of redevelopment efforts and gentrification on Galveston specifically, but the lessons learned can inform individuals and communities recovering from recent natural disasters across the U.S.

Rust and Renewal: The Industrial Heartland from 1969 to the Present

Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh—once major centers of manufacturing. See how these metropolitan areas have fared during roughly the last half-century as manufacturing and other key sectors of their economies have evolved.

Home Lending in Fayette County Neighborhoods

The fourth in a series of reports that analyze Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, Cleveland Fed researchers look at pre- and post-Great Recession mortgage lending in the county that is home to Lexington, Kentucky. Read their findings.

From Tenant Organizers to Housing Agencies: Using Data to Preserve Affordable Housing

This issue of Community Scope examines how in Washington, D.C., a network of organizers, government agency staff and affordable housing advocates have cooperatively developed quantitative and qualitative housing data to address the loss of subsidized, rent stabilized and market-affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Financing Affordable Housing with the LIHTC

The availability of affordable housing in the Southeast is an increasing challenge, especially in areas of opportunity that have jobs, good schools and public transit. In light of these challenges, sources of funding for affordable housing are more important, and competitive, than ever. This article explores the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit  (LIHTC) program, one of the best-known and most competitive sources of funding for affordable housing construction. 

Exploring Atlanta's Community Development Landscape with Governor Lael Brainard

As a proponent and facilitator of more equitable and inclusive communities, the Atlanta Fed’s community and economic development (CED) program works to activate financial, human, and social capital to foster economic growth and opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities in the Southeast. This article recaps a November 3, 2016, community tour that Atlanta Fed employees from CED and supervision and regulation organized for Fed Governor Lael Brainard. It was one of several trips she has made around the country to speak with community members and organizations about local challenges and community development efforts.

Competitiveness of Ethnic Minority Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Areas in the Seventh District

This article from the Chicago Fed's ProfitWise News and Views, Issue 4, 2017, explores employment change in ethnic minority neighborhoods in the Seventh District in comparison to job growth within their regions before and after the Great Recession.

Advancing Regional Prosperity through Economic Inclusion: A Brief Conversation with Chicago Planning Agencies

This article from the Chicago Fed's ProfitWise News and Views, Issue 3, 2017, features a Q&A with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Council on the role of economic inclusion in promoting regional prosperity.

Looking for Progress in America's Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders

This article, featured in the Chicago Fed's ProfitWise News and Views, Issue 3, 2017, draws from a joint publication of the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communites, its member organizations, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and New York, to explore roles of place-based funders in smaller, historically industrial cities.

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