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Publications - Community Development Resources


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.

5th District Footprint: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Use in the Fifth District

This issue of 5th District Footprint examines how counties and independent cities in the Fifth District use the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to produce affordable housing units.

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. 

Putting a Human Face on Eviction

Quality housing is increasingly out of reach for low- and moderate-income households in the United States. For policymakers and researchers, the issue can often be seen as an abstraction, with discussion centering on housing prices, average ratios of rent-to-income, and "demographic change." This article highlights an Atlanta Fed event that highlighted some of the human stories hidden in the numbers.

Tracking Informal Mortgages on Rental Properties

This article analyzes real estate transaction data to understand trends in multifamily informal mortgages and the market conditions in which they are likely to occur.

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.

Data Tools for Dynamic Communities

Infographics and data visualization tools are increasingly available from many sources, such as an interactive map accompanying a news article or a graph of expenditures analyzing an online credit card statement. These types of tools enrich our understanding of concepts and trends. This article examines two tools that aim to capture the real variation between housing and transportation costs between and within regions, and therefore the relative affordability for households of varying income levels. 

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.

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